Please join authors Carol Ruth Cote & Barbara Huggins for their book signing of The Trail of an Extraordinary Man aboard Arthur Foss.
And also celebrate 25th year anniversary of designation of tugboat Arthur Foss as a National Historic Landmark.
An exciting and fun evening it will be as we give you a brief history of the book and the trip that the Wallowa, now Arthur Foss, made to Nome Alaska in 1900, and celebrate her 125th year anniversary. Learn more about this extraordinary tug by viewing the new documentary, soon available.
You will have time to exchange stories, fine wine, and hor d’oeuvres before we proceed to CWB for the evening’s Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing.
An introduction of the book during the evening will be made and a fabulous evening will be spent listening to Laura Bassett as she leads the April Chantey Sing, sharing her love of both traditional and contemporary songs.
The original tug’s engine was a 122-h.p. double-cylinder compound marine steam engine manufactured in 1887 by the Union Iron Works of San Francisco for Oregon Railway and Navigation Co. for the tug Donald. The engines drove the tug’s single 8-foot diameter screw.
In Trail of an Extraordinary Man, you’ll read Allan’s diaries and learn about an adventure about the Wallowa beginning on May 1, 1900. Then, a young man departed Seattle for Nome, Alaska aboard the schooner Mercury with the Wallowa along to assist.
Northwest is honored to have the authors create this celebration and recognition of people so deeply involved with tug Arthur Foss. An evening not to be missed. Dress appropriately for outdoors under the tug’s cover and comfortably inside tug’s 1930’s living quarters.