On October 25 & 26 hundreds visited the Historic Ships Wharf for some Halloween Fun!
They found the perfect gourd for sea-themed jack-o’-lantern in the Northwest Seaport’s floating pumpkin patch! Little ghosts and goblins set sail for the haunted Historic Ships Wharf at South Lake Union, where spooky fall fun was found for whole family!
PUMPKIN SHIP is being loaded by owner John Tibbs and Northwest Seaport volunteer George Strausser
PUMPKIN SHIP completed loading 300+ pumpkins at Kirkland City dock and voyaged to Lake Union Park’s Historic Ships Wharf Friday afternoon. PUMPKIN SHIP’s real life is that of F/V MOHAP. It is a 1938 35′X10′X4′ restored salmon/tuna wood double ender troller built in Lake Union, Seattle. It is owned by John and Brad Tibbs. Kirkland community members and employees from Alaska Structures joined the loading activities at Kirkland’s wharf (thank you!)
A visit from KING5 News and Kirkland Reporter also made loading fun.
Pumpkins were available to purchase to paint or carve and many sipped hot cider aboard the historic 1889 tugboat Arthur Foss as they explored the spooky ship and it’s pumpkin patch. Maritime themed templates were available to help carve the perfect sea-worthy squash. Folks of all ages arrived in all types of costumes.
On Saturday, folks watched a giant pumpkin be transformed into a mermaid by carver Eric Hawley. He’s is a master sand sculptor and elevator mechanic by trade! Shane Briggs grew this 643 pound pumpkin which was featured at the 2013 Central Market weigh-in and placed 8th at the Scholz Pumpkin Palace weigh-in. (Some of us sailors were once 4-H’ers)
Remlinger Farms is donating 300 pumpkins to support the event. As their website shares, their Famous Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival has begun! Visit them this October. View The Seattle Times photo gallery of pumpkin pickin’ at Remlinger Farms. Thank you Diane and Will!
Jordan River Moving & Storage is donating ground transportation of the pumpkins. Jordan River bases its business mission on uncompromising customer service. Seattle Movers are experienced local and long distance movers equipped to handle complete home and office moves (and pumpkins!). Thank you Sharon, Kobi and Sheena!
Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers and grower Shane Briggs donated a giant pumpkin! Thank you Shane and members of PNGPG for supporting this event.
Proceeds from this event will help support Northwest Seaport’s youth education programs. Thank you for your consideration and support. We hope to see you aboard!