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Family Fun Day 2014
May 11, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pmFREE with some fee activities and voyages
Vigor Seattle MARITIME FESTIVAL:
Family Fun Day,
Lake Union Park,
11a.m. – 5p.m.
Seattle Maritime 101 Website
Workboat World Invitational Boat Building Competition
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Industry teams compete in building a boat from standard materials starting at 9 a.m. Judging at 3 p.m., with racing at South Lake Union scheduled for 4 p.m.
Survival Suit Races presented by Compass Courses Maritime Training
This prestigious, exciting and fun event will feature teams of four members. At the starting gun, teams put on their survival suits, jump into the warm waters of Lake Union, swim to a life raft and climb aboard. The fastest team wins the competition and the trophy. Read The Seattle Times article about 2014 event.
Lake Union/Ship Canal Tours– 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Presented by the Port of Seattle Discover the working waterfront in South Lake Union and on the Ship Canal. Learn about the Centennial of Fishermen’s Terminal. Board at Lake Union one-half hour prior to each departure. There is a limit of 200 guests for each tour. There is a limit of four tickets per adult, 18 years or older.
- M/V Lady Mary, Argosy Cruises, 98 feet, North Seawall (Departing at 1p.m. and 3:30p.m.). Free
- M/V Fremont Avenue, Sunday Ice Cream Cruise, Historic Ships Wharf (Departing hourly). $
- M/V Propeller, Sea Scout Ship, 65 feet, West Seawall
- R/V Liberty, King County Dept. of Natural Resources & Parks, 48 feet, West Seawall
- F/V Loki, Loki Fish Company, 38 feet, West Seawall
- Vessel Assist Lake Washington, Lake Union, 26 feet, West Seawall
- Dragon Boat, Seattle Flying Dragons, 45 feet, Lake Union Park Lawn
- Calderdale, Ocean Rowboat of Erden Eruc, 23.4 feet (trailer)
- U.S. Coast Guard vessel (trailer)
- M/V Skillful, Private, Historic Ships Wharf
- Virginia V, The Virginia V Foundation, 125 feet, Historic Ships Wharf
- Arthur Foss, Northwest Seaport, 111.6 feet, Historic Ships Wharf
- Lightship No. 83 “Swiftsure,” Northwest Seaport, 129 feet, Historic Ships Wharf
- Duwamish, The Puget Sound Fireboat Foundation, 120 feet, Historic Ships Wharf
- R/V John N. Cobb, Seattle Maritime Academy, 95.5 feet, Historic Ships Wharf
- M/V Lotus, M.V. Lotus Heritage Foundation, 92 feet, Historic Ships Wharf
- Free kids boat building with The Center for Wooden Boats
- Five fun bounces from Clowns Unlimited – $5 ticket allows unlimited rides!
- Theodore Tugboat Sails Again with storyteller, Sue Kimpton, Hourly aboard tugboat Arthur Foss, owned by Northwest Seaport.
- Face Painting with Genii Blue, Aboard tugboat Arthur Foss, $fee.
- Seafarer’s Activity Station, Lake Union Charters and Adventures
- Play Rain Gutter Regattas, What Floats and Tug-O-War–sailing style.
- Signal Flag Necklace Making Using One’s Name. Organized by Discovery Modelers Education Center. Aboard the Virginia V.
- Hands-on sustainable fishing game “Good Fish? Bad Fish?” Organized by Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society.
- 11:00 – 12:30, Watch the Sky has been a consistent maritime musical presence in Seattle bringing celtic verve and tight harmonies to traditional, contemporary and original sea songs.
- 12:45 – 2:00, The rollicking folk duo Spanaway Bay, also known as Carol and Kent Mesford, engage audiences with humorous songs and captivating sing-along choruses.
- 2:15 – 3:30, The Phinney Ridge Rum Runners perform exciting maritime music with Trapper Graves-Lalor’s lively soprano voice and the blues-tinted vocals and hot guitar playing of Steve Lalor.
- 3:45-5:00, Dan Roberts is a master shanty singer and balladeer with a musical presence that captivates as he sings maritime songs past and present.
- *NOTE: Maritime music orchestrated by Maritime Folknet
Dragon Boat Exploration Day, Seattle Flying Dragons
11a.m. – 5p.m. Hourly Dragon Boat Rides & Paddling, Pebble Beach. 10 guests/boat ride with preregistration. PFDs provided.
Lake Union Charters and Adventures
Sail aboard 62ft Circe , a 1930 wooden sailboat, $25 preregistration.
Mother’s Day Tea aboard M/V Lotus, Hourly Seating* $Fee. “Women of the Salish Sea at the Turn of the Century” Susan Parish Presentation at 2:00 p.m.*
*At Historic Ships Wharf. Preregistration encouraged, call 425.243.9641. Press Release.
Pond Boat Sailing in Lake Union Park: Rent a Pirate Pond Boat to sail on Lake Union Park’s Model Boat Pond. CWB’s fleet of Pond Boats will be available 11am – 2pm. $5 Suggested Donation.
Maritime Seattle, Exhibit*
In partnership with Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, this exhibit celebrates our community’s long relationship with water and illustrates how our aquatic and industrial activities have ultimately shaped what we’ve become.
*Included with regular MOHAI admission ($14; $12 seniors/students/military; Free for children 14 and under).
Activities at The Center for Wooden Boats
View CWB’s newest exhibit HIGHLINERS: Boats of the Century. This exhibit presents the story of the historic power-schooners of Seattle’s longline fleet. Many of these unique vessels were built here, on the shores of Puget Sound.
The Activity Cart at CWB (available all day) features paper boats and halibut stick puppets. 3-5pm there will also be a station for Mother’s Day card-making and sailboat origami. Free!
Check out industry displays by the Port of Seattle, NOAA, Northwest Seaport, the US Coast Guard and others.
BEER GARDEN aboard ARTHUR FOSS
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company will be the featured and sponsored beer aboard Arthur Foss. Celebrate the tug’s 125th birthday and support Northwest Seaport at the same time, for 100% of sales will help Northwest Seaport’s historic ships continue to provide a platform for education and career programs.
VIGOR Seattle MARITIME FESTIVAL
Presented by the Seattle Propeller Club with the Port of Seattle. It’s all a part of the Seattle Maritime 101.
Contact festival hotline (206) 787-3163 ; and,
Northwest Seaport with CONTACT FORM regarding Family Fun Day.
Read The Seattle Times article about 2014 event.
*There is no admission charge to the Festival grounds. All events subject to change.
Survival Suit Races,
Julie Keim, Compass Courses
Postcard photo by Don Wilson, Port of Seattle.