• Lightship No. 83 "Swiftsure" at her relaunching in Lake Union 2013. Deckhouses are removed.
  • Northwest Seaport 50 Years
  • Tugboat Boy Aboard Arthur Foss Christian Riddell
  • 125 Years NWS Homepage
  • 4th of July on the Arthur Foss

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


Buy a plank in Plankowners program to support lightship restoration.
NWS MembershipMuseum ships Arthur Foss and Lightship No. 83, also known as Swiftsure, are open to the public and for education programs, special events, tugboat sleepover programs and vessel stewardship activities.