Sailboat sinks in Bellingham Bay over weekend, cause unknown

Its pulpit and the top part of its masts could be seen sticking out of the water from the end of Cornwall Avenue on Monday, March 7. Under the derelict vessel program, DNR has removed more than 580 abandoned or neglected boats from Washington waterways since 2002. “There was no one on the boat when it sunk,” said Chuck Chavtur, commanding officer for the U.S. Coast Guard in Bellingham.