05/09/2019: "Coast Guard Responds To B.C. Whale Watching Boat Rescue Of 45 People"
(Screen grab from TripAdvisor webpage )
The Coast Guard has reported that around 12:30 pm a 60’ Catamaran, the “4ever Wild', out of Canada with 45 people aboard was taking on water and it had been purposely ran boat aground on Smith Island, just south of Lopez.
In addition to the Coast Guard, Naval Air Station Whidbey, a Canadian Coast Guard boat and some private boats that had responded, and all the passengers were safely removed. At this time the cause of the problem has not been identified, but it is reported there has been no known environmental impacts from the grounding of the vessel.