1. Message from Jeff: FY01 planning letters will not be necessary for work related to the DRI. Jeff will address guidelines for FY01 proposals at the DRI workshop April 19-20.
2. There are now 40 confirmed attendees for the DRI workshop. The workshop will begin at 0830 on April 19. A continental breakfast and registration will begin at 0800. (Note that breakfast at the hotel is not included in our group hotel rate.) The workshop site is the Olympic Haus at the Bangor Submarine Base. Directions to the Silverdale Hotel and to the base are given below. A map to the Olympic Haus will be available at the Bangor main gate, and you can drive onto the base to the Olympic Haus.
3. The workshop will focus on SAX99 data analysis. Each PI who participated in SAX99 should be prepared to
I will be in touch with each PI in order to make up a detailed agenda.
4. A tour of a Trident submarine has been arranged. We will be picked up at the Olympic Haus at 1245 on the 19th, the tour will start at 1300, and we should be back to the Olympic Haus by 1430-1500. Wear shoes suitable for climbing ladders with pipe rungs. The list of names I am submitting for base access and for the tour is given below, following the directions. If you wish to be added to the list, please contact me immediately.
5. A group dinner will be held at the Silverdale hotel on April 19 at 1800.
6. A registration fee of $70.00 will be used to cover the cost of the continental breakfasts, lunches, and break snacks each day and the dinner on the 19th. The fee will be payable at registration by check or credit card.
7. I expect the workshop to end at 1700 on April 20.
8. You should make reservations at the Silverdale Hotel by March 25 to be sure of getting the group rate of $61/night plus tax. When making reservations (800-544-9799) be sure to mention you are with the DRI Workshop group.
1. THE BIG PICTURE
From SeaTac airport, the usual route heads south on I-5, then crosses Puget Sound over the Narrows Bridge at Tacoma. It then goes north up the Kitsap Peninsula on Hwy 16 and on Hwy 3 beyond Bremerton. This route takes about 1 hr under good driving conditions. However, the Narrows Bridge is a traffic bottleneck during "rush hour," and if you are unlucky and there is an accident, or even a stalled car on the bridge or its approaches, you might be caught in a major traffic tie-up. Listen to AM radio KIRO 710, or KOMO 1000 for frequent traffic reports (and sometimes ferry info) during rush hour.
Alternative routes cross Puget Sound on Washington State ferries from Seattle. All ferry routes will take longer than the bridge option under good driving conditions, but under bad conditions they could be considerably quicker. The most direct route, involving the least driving, is on the Seattle-Bremerton ferry. The Seattle- Bainbridge Island (Winslow) ferry leads to a more round-about route, but the time to get from Seattle to Silverdale is about the same as via the Bremerton. Also, the Bainbridge Island ferry departs about every 45 minutes while the Bremerton ferry departs about every 70 minutes.
You can avoid downtown Seattle with the Seattle-Fauntleroy/Southworth ferry, without much change in travel time. This route is the least likely to be affected by traffic congestion.
If you arrive late and need to eat, the restaurant at the hotel is open until 10 pm. From the hotel entrance you can see a 24 hr Shari's Restaurant within walking distance.
The following directions drew from those on the WestCoast Silverdale Hotel web site.
2. FROM SEATAC TO SIVERDALE VIA TACOMA AND THE NARROWS BRIDGE
[The recommended route unless there is significant traffic congestion.]
The route from SeaTac to I-5 is well signed. Mileage begins where SR- 518 from SeaTac merges with I-5. The leftmost lane on I-5 south is for 2- person carpools.
Among the sights you may see are Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Mountains to the east, and the Olympic Mountains to the west.
Mile 0 : Take I-5 South to Tacoma.
Mile 21: Take Hwy. 16 West/Bremerton Exit (about 1 mile South of the Tacoma Dome). Exit from either of the 2 RIGHT lanes, even though 3 of 7 exit, as the 3rd from the right does not go to Hwy 16. Do not move right as the lane merging in from the right exits almost immediately. -Follow Hwy. 16 West, even though it heads more north than west.
Mile 27: The Narrows Bridge, whose predecessor was the famed Galloping Gertie you probably saw collapsing in a 1st year physics movie on resonances.
Mile 48: Hwy. 16 West becomes Hwy. 3 North near Bremerton. -Use the 2nd lane from the left as the left lane goes south on Hwy. 3 and the right lane eventually goes into Bremerton. Stay on Hwy. 3 North. You will see the water on the right as you reach this point. Note the naval ships, including aircraft carriers, and the naval shipyards on the north side of Sinclair Inlet. -Follow any signs marked Hood Canal Bridge.
Mile 57: Note the sign to the Silverdale Hotel, there is also one at the exit to Newberry Hill Road.
Mile 58: Exit Hwy. 3 North at Newberry Hill Road. 59 -Turn RIGHT at bottom of the exit ramp onto Silverdale Way.
Mile 59: Follow Silverdale Way as it bends to the left along the shore, then turn RIGHT at the stoplight on Bucklin Hill Rd. Continue about 100 yds and the Silverdale Hotel is on the RIGHT.
3. TO SILVERDALE VIA FERRIES ACROSS PUGET SOUND
Check the Washington State Ferry web site
for fares and more complete schedules to Bremerton, Bainbridge Island (Winslow), and Southworth. All departure times given below are valid until 6/17/00. Note that the website mentions that vehicles must be ticketed and in line at least 20 minutes prior to the published departure time or you may not be loaded, but the ferry people are usually more flexible than that.
Ferries leave Seattle for Bremerton and Bainbridge Island from Pier 52, near the south end of the downtown Seattle waterfront. It takes about as long to get from Seattle to Silverdale via Bremerton as via Bainbridge Island, so take the route with the earliest departure.
TO THE DOWNTOWN SEATTLE FERRIES
From SeaTac head NORTH on I-5. Take (right) exit 164B for 4th Ave. S. Signs direct you to use this exit for ferries and the Kingdome. (Unless they have been removed due to the Kingdome implosion.)
Stay in the RIGHT lane on the exit ramp and turn RIGHT onto 4th Ave. S. Take the first RIGHT onto Royal Brougham Way, heading WEST.
Follow signs and lane directions to the ferry dock:
Stay in the CENTER Lane.
Turn RIGHT under the viaduct, staying in the LEFT lane.
Turn RIGHT onto Alaska Way.
Turn LEFT into the ferry terminal.
VIA SEATTLE-BREMERTON FERRY
Ferries depart about every 70 minutes and crossings take 50-55 minutes. Bremerton is 10-15 miles from Silverdale. Current PM departure times from Seattle: 1:30, 2:35, 4:00, 5:10, 6:30, 7:40, 8:50, 10:00, 11:10. After midnight: 12:20, 1:30.
At Bremerton exit the ferry and continue onto Washington Street. Follow Washington to 6th Street and turn LEFT. 6th Street will turn into Kitsap Way. Continue on Kitsap Way to Hwy. 3 North. Follow Hwy. 3 North to Newberry Hill Road Exit. (Less than 10 miles from where you join Hwy. 3; note the signs to the Silverdale Hotel.) Turn RIGHT at bottom of the exit ramp onto Silverdale Way. Follow Silverdale Way as it bends to the left along the shore, then turn RIGHT at the stoplight on Bucklin Hill Rd. Continue about 100 yds and the Silverdale Hotel is on the RIGHT.
VIA SEATTLE-BAINBRIDGE (WINSLOW) FERRY
Ferries depart about every 45 minutes and crossings take about 35 minutes. Current PM departure times from Seattle: 12:25, 1:15, 2:10, 3:00, 3:50, 4:40, 5:25, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:10, 9:50, 10:45, 11:15. After midnight: 12:50, 2:10.
At Winslow exit the ferry and continue onto Hwy. 305. Follow Hwy. 305 North off Bainbridge Island and through Poulsbo. Take the Hwy. 3 South Exit. Continue on Hwy. 3 South less than 10 miles to the Kitsap Mall Exit (also to 303 S toward E. Bremerton). This is the 2nd exit past the Bangor main gate. Turn LEFT at the stoplight at the end of the exit ramp onto Kitsap Mall Blvd. Follow Kitsap Mall Blvd. to the 3rd stoplight. Turn RIGHT onto Silverdale Way. Turn LEFT at the first stoplight onto Bucklin Hill Rd. Continue about 100 yds and the Silverdale Hotel is on the RIGHT.
VIA SEATTLE-FAUNTLEROY/SOUTHWORTH FERRY
This ferry departs less than 10 miles from SeaTac, leaving from West Seattle, southwest of downtown. Crossing time is 35 minutes. It arrives south and east of Bremerton. Current PM departure times from Fauntleroy: 12:30, 1:05, 2:45, 3:15, 4:20, 4:55, 5:30, 6:15, 6:55, 7:30, 8:40, 9:30, 10:10, 10:50. After midnight: 12:30, 2:00.
From SeaTac exit go WEST on 518 (instead of east to I-5). Continue west past 509 where 518 becomes S.W. 148th St. At the 4th stoplight, turn RIGHT onto Ambaum Blvd. Continue north several miles on Ambaum Blvd. as it turns into 16th Ave. Turn LEFT at S.W. 107th St. (between the Taco Bell and Texaco), which becomes S.W. 106th St. after a bend. Turn RIGHT (north) when S.W. 106th "T's" with Marine View Drive. Follow Marine View Drive north. It becomes 45th Ave. S.W. At the 4-way stop with the Original Bakery on the left, turn LEFT onto S.W. Wildwood Pl. At the "T" turn RIGHT onto Fauntleroy Way S.W. The ferry terminal is on the LEFT in about a block.
At Southworth exit the ferry and continue straight. At 1/2 mile the road veers RIGHT; continue to follow Southworth Drive. At 8 miles you reach downtown Port Orchard. Continue through downtown and stay on the main road. This road becomes Hwy. 166 and takes you directly to Hwy. 3 North. Follow Hwy. 3 North to Newberry Hill Road Exit. (About 10 miles from where you join Hwy. 3; note the signs to the Silverdale Hotel) Turn RIGHT at bottom of exit ramp onto Silverdale Way. Follow Silverdale Way as it bends to the left along the shore, then turn RIGHT at the stoplight on Bucklin Hill Rd. Continue about 100 yds and the Silverdale Hotel is on the RIGHT.
4. FROM THE SILVERDALE HOTEL TO THE BANGOR MAIN GATE
Although on maps it looks like you can take Clear Creek Road, do not try it. It takes 10-15 minutes to get from the hotel to the main gate, and about 5 minutes from the main gate to Olympic Haus.
From Bucklin Hill Rd. turn RIGHT at the first stoplight onto Silverdale Way. The turn is just before the stoplight. Turn LEFT at the next stoplight onto Kitsap Mall Blvd. It has a sign to Hwy 3. Get in the RIGHT lane. Turn RIGHT at the 3rd stoplight (less than 1 mile) onto Hwy. 3 north (toward the Hood Canal Bridge and Poulsbo). Take the 2nd exit to SUBASE BANGOR MAIN GATE, and follow the signs. Stay in the LEFT 2 lanes of the exit ramp. The big double peaked mountain is The Brothers. Parking at the Main gate is on the RIGHT. Register at the Main gate and get a map to Olympic Haus.
5. FROM THE BANGOR MAIN GATE TO THE SILVERDALE HOTEL
From the main gate, enter Hwy. 3 S. Take the 2nd exit to Kitsap Mall and 303 S to E. Bremerton. Turn LEFT at the stoplight at the end of the exit ramp onto Kitsap Mall Blvd. Follow Kitsap Mall Blvd. to the 3rd stoplight. Turn RIGHT onto Silverdale Way. Turn LEFT at the first stoplight onto Bucklin Hill Rd. Continue about 100 yds and the Silverdale Hotel is on the RIGHT.
6. AIRPORTER SERVICE
Hourly airporter service is provided by the Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter, Inc. It departs 15 minutes past the hour from the north end of the SeaTac terminal and 20 minutes past at the south end, from 5:15 AM until 11:15 PM, and at 12:25 AM (N) and 12:30 AM (S). Return schedules are available at the hotel. Contact: Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter, Inc. (360) 876-1737 www.kitsapairporter.com
7. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The WestCoast Silverdale Hotel web site is at
It has a map showing the location of Silverdale relative to Seattle. Among other links, the hotel's site includes links to
Facilities at the WestCoast Silverdale Hotel include a tennis court, a horse shoe pit, a swimming pool and hot tub, a sauna, an exercise room and a game room. Other activities include beach walking and aquatic bird watching. If anyone expresses an interest beforehand, my wife, Terry, will try to locate a nearby American Bald Eagle nest.
Some nearby nautical attractions include the Naval Undersea Warfare Museum in Keyport. In Bremerton there is a Naval Museum near the Ferry dock and the destroyer Turner Joy is open for tours. The aircraft carriers and other ships in Sinclair Inlet at Bremerton can be seen from Hwy. 304 along the north shore, about 3 miles from Hwy 3, but they are not open for tours and it is the off season for Harbor Tours.
NAME LIST BEING SUBMITTED FOR BASE ACCESS AND TRIDENT TOUR
Bennett, Richard H.
Bolstad, Robert M.
Briggs, Kevin B.
Buckingham, Michael J.
Chotiros, Nicholas P.
Commander, Kerry W.
Dahl, Peter H. (base access only)
Eckman, James E.
Estalote, Edward A.
Greenlaw, Charles F.
Holliday, D. Vance
Hutnak, Michael P.
Jackson, Darrell R.
Jones, Christopher D.
Jumars, Peter A.
Kargl, Steven G.
Livingston, Ellen S.
Lopes, Joseph L.
McGehee, Duncan E.
Moore, Karl D.
Orsi, Timothy H.
Piper, John E.
Richardson, Michael D.
Schmidt, Jill L.
Schock, Stephen G.
Self, Robert F. L.
Simmen, Jeffrey A.
Simpson, Harry J.
Stanton, Timothy K.
Stephen, Ralph A.
Stoll, Robert D.
Swean, Thomas F.
Thistle, David E.
Thorsos, Eric I.
Tipper, Ronald C.
Warman, L. Kieffer
Wheatcroft, Robert A.
Wilkens, Roy H.
Williams, Kevin L.