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Boats Afloat Show: Visit Tugboat Arthur Foss
September 15, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm| Free
Welcome Boats Afloat Show participants!
Welcome aboard the museum ship Arthur Foss. Built in 1889 to tow sailing ships into the Columbia River, she also towed ships and barges to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush and came to Puget Sound as a logging tugboat. As a Foss Launch & Tug Company tugboat, Arthur Foss gained distinction as the star of the 1934 MGM movie “Tugboat Annie,” one of the most powerful tugboats on the West Coast, and the last vessel to escape Wake Island before the Japanese invasion. Now, Arthur Foss continues her career as a heritage vessel. Step onboard to learn about the working life of a tugboat and her crew.