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Puget Sound: Home of Seahawks, War Machines and Boat Shows (BLOG)

the Puget Sound was brimming with excitement last week; starting with a supercarrier and culminating with a trip to Super Bowl XLIX.
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Last week saw no shortage of excitement for those on the Puget Sound.

"Old Salt," a U.S. Navy Supercarrier better known as the USS Nimitz crossed the sound with the help of the Coast Guard on Tuesday.

The billion-dollar carrier was moved from her homeport in Everett to Bremerton, where the behemoth commissioned in 1975 will undergo a 16-month overhaul at the Puget Sound Naval Yard.

For fans of all things engineering, namely of the floating variety, the escort was an impressive sight to behold. In the photo below, the massive Nimitz is flanked by two, 87-foot Coast Guard cutter ships, which it dwarfs to no comparison.

The crews of the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutters Osprey and Swordfish escort the Navy supercarrier USS Nimitz into their new homeport of Bremerton, Wash., Jan. 13, 2015. The Coast Guard provides for the security of Naval vessels through escorts and enforcement of security zones nationwide. (Photo courtesy Clint Mooers)

The crews of the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutters Osprey and Swordfish escort the Navy supercarrier USS Nimitz into their new homeport of Bremerton, Wash., Jan. 13, 2015. The Coast Guard provides for the security of Naval vessels through escorts and enforcement of security zones nationwide. (Photo courtesy Clint Mooers)

On a smaller scaled but just as momentous note, Puget's local NFL team, the Seattle Seahawks, played the Green Bay Packers at nearby Century Link Field for the NFC Championship. For Seattle fans the majority of the game was a disheartening snoozefest; to the point where several home fans left the game early.

Down 19-7 with just over three minutes to play, the Seahawks mounted an electrifying comeback to beat the Packers in overtime earning their second trip to the Super Bowl in as many years.

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This however is not without nautical consequence. Due to the area's strong following, the Seattle Boat Show, which opens its doors to showgoers on January 23rd, will shutter a day early to allow fans to watch the game.

Catch the Boat Guy, Chip Hanauer's video visit to last year's Seattle show below, part of which takes place at the Seahawk's home, Century Link Field.

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