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A yellow boom has been placed around the derelict tug Enchantress preliminary to the start of work which will lead to the removal of the tug. First order of business is a cleanup of toxic materials on the tug, including asbestos removal.

The cost of removal is estimated at about $300,000, in addition to the cost of disposing of any toxic materials on the boat.

Actual removal of Enchantress is expected to begin on Sept. 22 or so. Port of Anacortes environmental administrator Connie Thoman said the Global Diving & Salvage, which is handling the project, will try to save special features of the boat, such as boards with the Enchantress name on them. 

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

1,073 Skagit Cases (+3)
<50 Cases in ZIP 98221

96 Hospitalizations (+1)
22 Deaths (+0)
35,436 Tests
NA% Positive

81,602 Cases Statewide (+404)
7,215 Hospitalizations (+19)

2,307 Deaths Statewide (+6)

Updated 6:00 pm September 18, 2020.

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County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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