We were anchored in Port Madison a few evenings ago. We’ve been here many times. When we kept the boat on Lake Union, Port Madison was often our last stop on the way home. One of the things I notice is that there is very little room for anchoring compared to years ago when we first started coming here. There are mooring buoys everywhere. I find it hard to believe all of these buoys are legally placed and permitted.

I cobbled together a few images from Google Maps and placed a marker on all the mooring buoys I could find. A high res version is here. It may not be exact, but it is close enough for my purposes. Where did all these buoys come from? How can all of these buoys be legally permitted? How many is too many?