Edmonds Underwater Park celebrates a milestone


Bruce Higgins is the guru of the Edmonds Underwater Park. He hosts dives there every weekend.

Although a number of divers gathered at Brackett’s Landing North on Saturday to celebrate an important anniversary for the Edmonds Underwater Park, more than a few couldn’t help but steal glances at the inviting water.

Divers have to dive.

And although divers have been splashing into the area since the 1930s, it wasn’t until 1970 that city leaders established the park as a marine preserve and sanctuary.

In 1972, it sunk the 94-foot tugboat Alitak northeast of a dry dock submerged in 1935 to act as a buffer between the ferry dock and the park.

And it was 40 years ago, in 1977, that...

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