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Arthur Foss is presently in drydock at Foss Shipyard for maintenance and a thorough condition survey! Daily updates are available on our Facebook page. You can still get involved and get more work done for the grand old tug by clicking on the Donate button today. The goal is to get as much done in the shipyard as we can before we launch this week!

Photo: Linda Evans Photography.

Northwest Seaport’s “new” old boat joined the fleet on Feb 25th after 100 years of fishing on the North Pacific. See this clip of her grand welcome to the museum fleet!

Get to know us by watching the beautiful documentary about Lightship No. 83 and it’s ongoing restoration!

Produced by Vaun Raymond and students at the Art Institute of Seattle.

Northwest Seaport, a maritime heritage organization, shares the history and heritage of two National Historic Landmark vessels docked at the Historic Ships Wharf in Lake Union Park, Seattle.

Museum ships Arthur Foss and Lightship No. 83, also known as Swiftsure, are open to the public for viewing, educational programs, special events, tugboat overnight programs and vessel stewardship activities.


Buy a plank in Plankowners program to support lightship restoration.
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