Bainbridge Island http://www.kplu.org en 99-Year-Old Tugboat Sinks Off of Bainbridge, Leaking Fuel http://www.kplu.org/post/99-year-old-tugboat-sinks-bainbridge-leaking-fuel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A historic tugboat has sunk off Bainbridge Island, spilling fuel into the waters of Eagle Harbor. The tug </span>Chickamauga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is 99 years old, and it&rsquo;s thought to be the first diesel-powered tugboat on the West Coast, according to the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bainbridge Firefighters got a call that it was sinking at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, and quickly deployed booms and other containment equipment.</span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:54:03 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 10252 at http://www.kplu.org 99-Year-Old Tugboat Sinks Off of Bainbridge, Leaking Fuel Bainbridge Island in national spotlight with RePower campaign http://www.kplu.org/post/bainbridge-island-national-spotlight-repower-campaign <p>Bainbridge Island provides an inspiring example in a <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/Newenergycities/PoweringtheNewEnergyFuture.pdf">new report</a> about how small cities are <a href="http://newenergycities.org/">charting the future</a> of energy innovation.</p><p>Faced with the prospect of building an expensive new power station, the community came together instead and conserved enough energy to avoid it.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:02:24 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5669 at http://www.kplu.org