What sank the Alumaweld off Edmonds Marina?

Wife of boat owner wants to set the record straight


Last updated 9/24/2020 at 5:29pm

Brian Soergel

South County Fire's Marine 16 helped with the rescue near the Edmonds Marina.

The real story of a boat sinking on Labor Day off the Edmonds coast is more complicated than it first appeared.

Incomplete information from rescue officials about a "17-foot aluminum boat" capsizing in choppy and dangerous waters – throwing five people and two small dogs into frigid Puget Sound – led to ridicule from a few Facebook posters, who chided the boat's owner for taking an unsafe boat out in such conditions.

Linda Norris-Hoggarth wants to set the record straight. She's the wife of Dennis Hoggarth, whose boat it was that sank.

Importantly, the boat wasn't 17 feet. It wasn't 19...

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