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Two tugs lashed to each other make their way up the Lake Washington Ship Canal toward their home at a Nickerson Street marina. The Stacey Foss and the Sandra Foss are part of a fleet of tugboats owned and operated by Foss Maritime, who are often called upon in emergencies. Their motto: "Always Ready." A crew member in blue gloves visible on deck is getting drenched in the steady rain as the boats make their way back under the Ballard Bridge during the storm. The rains have abated now, but have left many parts of Washington State devastated, including a 20 mile stretch of the main north/south artery, I-5, which is still impassable.
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