5 Things Lurking Underwater


We previously posted about things you didn’t know were under your feet. Now we’re posting about things you may not know are underwater. Hart Crowser staff have been involved with projects with the following submerged items:

  • Logs and wood waste. This isn’t that surprising, given Seattle’s logging industry history. See this KOMO news broadcast for video of dredging operations at the Northlake Shipyard.
  • Fifty (give or take) cars. Used to shore up an underwater slope (not currently the recommended practice).
  • Cement kiln dust. Left over from cement manufacturing, used as fill.
  • Asarco slag. From a former smelter. Also used as fill.
  • Abandoned or lost nets and crab pots. These are dangerous to people and marine animals. Read about the Derelict Fishing Gear Removal Project on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website.
  • Just about anything else you can think of. Old boots, kitchen sinks, staplers, century-old bottles, outboard motors. You name it, you’ll probably find it in the water near the shore.

What have you found underwater?


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