About Northwest Seaport

Credit: Wayne Palsson

Photo: Wayne Palsson

Northwest Seaport is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime heritage of Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest.

The Seaport’s floating fleet moored Seattle’s Lake Union Park includes the tugboat Arthur Foss (1889) and the Lightship No. 83 “Swiftsure” (1904), both of which have National Historic Landmark status.

The museum ships provide a hands-on venue for public tours, tugboat sleepovers, family tugboat story times, vocational training, trade workshops and annual festivals that celebrate workboat culture, boats, music and stories.  Public programs launch at the waterfront at the park’s Historic Ships Wharf.

Additionally, Northwest Seaport possesses an extensive archive of material in collections related to its vessels and Northwest maritime history that has aided historic research and maritime authors.

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