Seattle-area Coast Guardsmen stress safety at start of boating season

By Petty Officers 2nd Class George Degener and Zac Crawford SEATTLE — As the weather changes and the Pacific Northwest transitions into the warmer months of spring and summer, more than half a million recreational boaters will get ready to use the region’s waters. Coast Guardsmen from Bellingham, Wash., to Brookings, Ore., and across the country also prepare for the traditional start of boating...