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Braxton

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4th of July in Tacoma
« on: June 18, 2008, 02:19:32 PM »

Has anyone experienced the 4th of July festivities in Tacoma from their boat?    I was wondering if its worth going out and jostling with the other boats off of Old Town?
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Braxton Allport
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Re: 4th of July in Tacoma
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 03:02:48 PM »

Don't have any experience with the fireworks in Tacoma, but we're heading to Port Townsend for the 4th and 5th before jumping over to the San Juans.  I hear the Fort Warden fireworks are worth checking out.
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Re: 4th of July in Tacoma
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2008, 09:52:02 AM »

I think you might have a slightly calmer environment.   I expect that in Tacoma you jostle with innumerable runabouts.   I've heard good things about the Fort Warden display.  I hope it lives up to its reputation for you.
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Braxton Allport
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Re: 4th of July in Tacoma
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2008, 07:53:21 PM »

We have never experienced Tacoma on the 4th, but did lake Union once... and that was enough of that.  Too many drunk boaters ramming into each other trying to get away after the show in the dark.  It was a real nightmare.

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Re: 4th of July in Tacoma
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 10:19:02 AM »

That's my fear with Tacoma.   I was hoping that someone would assure me that Tacoma would defy expectations.
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Braxton Allport
1988 #805, Ballou - Tacoma WA
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