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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

5,302 Confirmed Skagit Cases
460-469 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

350 Hospitalizations
74 Deaths
61,181 Fully Vaccinated
68,746 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

410,195 Confirmed Cases Statewide
24,930 Hospitalizations

5,810 Deaths Statewide
3,637,611 Fully Vaccinated
4,122,446 Initial Doses Given

Updated 5:00 pm, June 17, 2021.

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