Seattle is on Yachting Magazine's top 10 list of best towns for cruising. The city was praised for its natural beauty and year-round boating.

Seattle is now vying with others in the top 50 in an online contest on the magazine's Facebook page to be ranked the best.

Anacortes and Roche Harbor were other Washington areas that made the top 50.

Others in the top 10 are New Orleans; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Fernandina Beach, Fla.; Jamestown, R.I.; Mackinac Island, Mich.; Montauk, N.Y., Petersburg, Alaska and Ocracoke, N.C.

As of June 19, Petersburg was out in front, with 48 percent of the vote. Seattle lagged far behind with just 8 percent.


Voting continues through Aug. 30, and the winner will be announced in a fall issue of the magazine.

Oxford, Md., and Beaufort, N.C., won the previous two contests.

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