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Developers park proposal would save public money

For five years, Metro Parks Tacoma has had a plan for the future Peninsula Park on the former Asarco site. That plan includes an amphitheater for outdoor concerts on the waterfront site near Point Defiance, which offers spectacular views of Puget Sound and the Olympics. But public dollars for building and maintaining new parks are…

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Retired county ferry goes condo, well, sorta

Navsource.org, the Internet guide to the history of U.S. Navy ships, lost track of YFB-14 Aquideck after it sold in February for $49,500 on eBay. The online archive traces the life of the steel-hulled ferry’s history from July 28, 1936, when Bath Iron Works Corp., of Bath, Maine, started building the boat, through its rebirth…

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