lake union

Through The Eyes Of A Newcomer
6:44 am
Fri July 11, 2014

A Tour Of Lake Union With A Captain Who's Circled It 2,800 Times

Larry Kezner steers the Fremont Avenue passenger vessel around Lake Union on June 28, 2014.
Alison Marcotte KPLU

Capt. Larry Kezner blows the horn of the Fremont Avenue passenger vessel and undocks his boat from South Lake Union Park. Andy Kim’s popular ‘70s tune “Rock Me Gently” plays through the speakers as Kezner steers the boat around the southern shore of Lake Union. “Funky” background music is a staple of Kezner’s tours.

“Welcome aboard the Fremont Avenue,” he says over the intercom to the 24 passengers on board. “Thank you guys for coming out. Good sports for the cloudy day here.”

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Summer in Seattle
5:00 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Seattle's Duck Dodge turns 38

Dozens of sailboats and dinghies participate in Lake Union's Duck Dodge most Tuesday nights.
Mallory Kaniss KPLU

Summer is underway, and with it comes a long-standing Seattle tradition: the Duck Dodge. Nearly every Tuesday night, dozens of sailboats and dinghies do laps around a triangular course on Seattle's Lake Union. The Dodge has been around for 38 years, and it draws anywhere from 50 to 90 boats each week.

Captain Jiri Senkyrik, a Duck Dodge regular, says the prizes are dignity, pride, and a little gold duck sticker to display on your mast.

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Festivals and Events
3:23 pm
Thu August 11, 2011

Enjoy one of Seattle's hottest summertime celebration

The South Lake Union block party will feature lots of great food and drinks to try from various local restaurants. There will also be a grilling competition to enjoy.

The weather forecast for Friday is sunny and a high of 76 degrees! It’s the perfect day to come out to South Lake Union for the 7th Annual Block Party at Denny Way & Westlake Avenue, beginning at noon.

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