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April 2014

Tugboat Storytime

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tugboat Arthur Foss,
860 Terry Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109 United States

Tugboat Storytime provides an engaging environment for younger children to enjoy maritime literature and boats. This is an opportunity to listen to stories and sing songs onboard one of the oldest tugboats afloat. Join other pre-schoolers and parents aboard the Arthur Foss to listen to sea stories and maritime picture books read aloud. This free, drop-in program is organized by Northwest Seaport and partnership organization, The Center for Wooden Boats.  The historic 125 year (in 2014) tug is owned and operated by…

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May 2014

Visit Museum Ships Free First Thursday

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Ships Wharf,
860 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, 98109 United States
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Free First Thursday! Welcome aboard museum ship Swiftsure, a National Historic Landmark and oldest American lightship to have its original steam engine. Swiftsure is owned and operated by Northwest Seaport.

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Stories of the Sea

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Highliner Pub & Grill at Fishermen's Terminal,
3909 18th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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Northwest Seaport is honored to produce the annual Stories of the Sea storytelling, poetry and music tradition. The Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival will award cash prizes to the top three finishers in this unique maritime storytelling event. Only 12 spaces are available and preferred e-mail registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is OPEN.  Presented in cooperation with Pacific Marine Expo and National Fisherman; Sponsored by Propeller Club of Seattle and Port of Seattle. To register, email Northwest Seaport-…

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May 8 @ 8:00 pm - May 11 @ 5:00 pm

Vigor Seattle MARITIME FESTIVAL Presented by the Seattle Propeller Club with the Port of Seattle Don’t miss the boat at Seattle’s maritime industry celebration!  Catch the rest of the festival activities! MAY 8-11, 2014 Thursday, May 8 Stories of the Sea, Highliner Pub & Grill, 8 – 10:30p.m. 14th Annual storytelling, poetry and music tradition. Friday, May 9 16th Annual Maritime Career Day, Pier 66, 8:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. Vigor Industrial Welding School Open House, 3 – 5p.m. Saturday, May 10 Harbor…

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Chantey sing with the Whateverly Bros.

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Virginia V at the Historic Ships Wharf in Lake Union Park,
860 Terry Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109
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The Whateverly Brothers are a maritime and folk trio that has been coming on strong for the past several years.  Featuring none other than Dan Roberts, Matthew Moeller, and Chris Glanister, they are turning sea songs on edge their well-crafted harmonies for traditional chanties as well as their own compositions and arrangements.  They will be the song leaders at the May sing, and keep the sing-a-long in constant motion.  

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FREE with some fee activities and voyages

Family Fun Day 2014

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lake Union Park,
860 Terry Aveue N, Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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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 1 p.m. This prestigious, exciting and fun event will feature teams of four members. At…

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Historic Seattle Preservation Award Recognizes Seaport

May 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Good Shepherd Center,
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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Northwest Seaport is honored to receive the first Historic Vessel Preservation award from Historic Seattle: Lightship No. 83 “Swiftsure.”  Thank you Historic Seaport!  Please join us for this celebration! Read Award Press Release Here (PDF) On May 13 we host our 6th Annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony at the landmark Good Shepherd Center to acknowledge recent successes in the field locally. Join with old and new friends and colleagues who share a passion for preservation. Enjoy a social hour of tasty…

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Behind the Scenes Museum Ship Tour

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lightship Swiftsure,
860 N Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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  Northwest Seaport’s Northwest Museum Week Program for AAM Conference Attendees. Behind the Scenes Museum Ship Tour: Restoration of Lightship 83 “Swiftsure” Come aboard for a VIP tour of the restoration work of Lightship No. 83 “Swiftsure” at Lake Union Park. Northwest Seaport’s Archaeologist and shipwrights will lead you through the ship and discuss ways the Seaport balances preservation and functionality. A National Historic Landmark, the 129-foot “Swiftsure” is the oldest lightship in the country and the only one to have its original…

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Beer, Boats & Ballard

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reuben’s Brews in Ballard,
1406 NW 53rd Steet, Seattle, 98107 United States

Beer, Boats & Ballard is a celebration of National Maritime Day in Ballard while supporting Northwest Seaport’s maritime activities and programs.  Today, breweries, shipyards, marinas and marine supply companies continue to mix among Ballard’s ever increasing population. Enjoy some brews from Reuben’s Brews collection and support maritime heritage all in one gulp. Reuben’s Brews donates $1.00 from all pint sales (includes all brews $5 and higher including growlers, includes sets of 3 tasters, but excludes bottles) to Northwest Seaport on May…

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June 2014

Brian Maskew leads the June Chantey Sing

June 14 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church,
1215 Thomas St, Seattle, 98109
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Brian Maskew returns to lead the Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing in June.  Brian originally hails from Yorkshire, England and keeps up the tradition of singing British folk and maritime songs here in the Northwest.  Brian has been on the faculty of most of the NW region’s Shanty Camps during the past few years, has cut his own CD, and pals around with Hank Cramer.

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