Ric Shrewsbury, co-owner of Western Towboat Company said, “Yes, I’ll support this event!” when he was one of the first telephoned regarding the Northwest Seaport Classic Workboat Show. This show of ships bookends Seattle’s springtime Maritime Festival and will draw a couple thousand people to Lake Union Park and the Historic Ships Wharf.
Due to the extended shipyard period of Lightship No. 83 “Swiftsure,” the Seaport’s sponsorship solicitation schedule is a bit behind schedule. However, towboat, shipyard and maritime-based companies and organizations are positively responding to the call for action.
With just a few phone calls, two Platinum sponsors, Western Towboat Company and Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, jumped aboard to show their support. Early Platinum sponsors have an option to bring a classic/modern workboat of their own to the show or sponsor a classic vessel. The public will board many show vessels to learn about their purpose, business and professions.
Platinum sponsor, Lake Union Drydock Company joins the Classic Workboat Show line-up, showing their support for Northwest Seaport and historic vessel restoration projects, such as work conducted on Lightship No. 83 “Swiftsure” their Seattle shipyard on Lake Union. Lake Union Drydock Co. contributed thousands of dollars of in-kind support plus other valuable considerations to Northwest Seaport, and we’re proud to list them as event sponsors at the highest level.
Gold sponsor Fremont Tugboat Company, which operates most of their tugs around Lake Union and Puget Sound and is known as the Mini-Tug Service. They tow vessels up to 250 feet; towing vessels in and out of dry docks, assist anyone that needs an extra tug, shift barges, pile drivers, crabbers, tenders, long-liners, fish processors, Navy ships, NOAA ships and all kinds of yachts. They write: “You name it, we have moved it.”
Gold sponsor Global Diving and Salvage, is the largest diving contractor on the West Coast, a leading provider of marine construction and infrastructure support services in the United States, and an internationally recognized casualty responder. Global Diving supports Northwest Seaport efforts to create work force development programs.
Gold sponsor Port of Seattle, is a public agency that creates jobs by advancing trade and commerce, promoting industrial growth, and stimulating economic development. The Port of Seattle supports Northwest Seaport programs offering workforce development opportunities and public/business interactions.
Gold sponsor Vigor Industrial, Their companies share a common goal: providing world-class maritime and industrial services to build jobs, build and repair ships, and to build and strengthen the communities where we live and work. Vigor’s support provides Northwest Seaport with ability to provide public programs focused on ship restoration projects.
Gold sponsor Vulcan Inc., whose mission is to create and advance a variety of world-class endeavors and high impact initiatives that change and improve the way we live, learn, do business and experience the world, supports Northwest Seaport’s public programs and community events.
Gold sponsor WorkBoat, is a free online resource for commercial marine professionals, providing its members access to the latest news and information about the industry in a single place. WorkBoat supports Northwest Seaport’s mission to educate the public about maritime professions and activities.
Silver sponsors, such as 48North, The Anchor Program, Alaska Fisheries Science Center-NOAA, Ballard Brothers Seafood and Burgers, Buca di Beppo-Seattle, Foss Maritime Company, Havorn Marine Services, ,LAZERQUICK Printing, Lighthouse Roasters, Marine Yacht Photography, Maritime Pacific Brewing Company, Maxum Petroleum, Ocean Trawler Yachts, LLC, Professional Mariner , and Wild Salmon Seafood Market are also supporting the Seaport and the show. Their commitment underscores how both small and very large international companies will participate.
John N Cobb to participate in Classic Workboat Show at Lake Union Park’s Historic Ships Wharf. Here it’s docked with 1889 tug Arthur Foss.
Providing educational opportunities for families and the public is a key objective of this maritime and marine event. Northwest Seaport is partnering with NOAA and Alaska Fisheries Science Center to launch a marine science platform aboard the retired NOAA research vessel, JOHN N. COBB. Additionally, Havorn Marine Services will host a “Marine Survey University” talk and The Anchor Program will engage potential mariners with classroom training options.
Sponsors will benefit from the fact that many families will be attending MOHAI’s Seattle Fire Day on October 5 (free museum attendance 10 am – 2 pm). Fire engines and activities inside, co-sponsored by Seattle Fire Department, will draw nearly three thousand people, MOHAI staff speculated.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Please contact Northwest Seaport to support this event.