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May Chantey Sing

Matthew MoellerMatthew Moeller will lead the May Chantey Sing!

Matthew Moeller writes the best songs about Washington maritime lore ranging from salt horse, to the legendary ferry The Flyer, and to the lowly geoduc. Matthew is a long-time Puget Sound chanteyman who has hosted the Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing, appeared in a number of maritime bands, and has lived the nautical life aboard a vintage cruiser. Captain Matt returns to Northwest Seaport as the May song leader and will keep the music lively!

Sea Chanteys and other sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors. Sea Chanteys are fun and easy to sing and are for all ages. All are welcome to lead a song or just join in on the chorus.

Greet The Season

The partners of Lake Union Park’s annual Greet the Season features live music, ship tours, crafts, and many other fun activities for all ages. The event opens at 10 a.m. and continues all day, ending with the send-off of the Christmas Ships at 7 p.m.

The historic ships Virginia V, Arthur Foss, Swiftsure, and Lotus will be open to the public.  Here is a schedule of events aboard the Virginia V:

10 am–7 pm  Open ship (free hot drinks, snacks, and ship tours)
10 am–6 pm  Maritime Folknet presents live music (complete music schedule here)
10 am–5 pm  Discovery Modelers Education Center presents signal flag making

A complete schedule of the day’s activities is available at www.atlakeunionpark.org/GreetTheSeason

Classic Workboat Show

Classic Workboat Show 2016Come down to the Historic Ships Wharf at Lake Union Park to join in the fun of the 4th Annual Classic Workboat Show. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience to visit and tour classic and modern working boats including tugboats, fishing boats, training vessels, research vessels, and ex-military vessels! There will be live music, engine demonstrations, food trucks and more! All ages are welcome.

August Chantey Sing

MariideMariide will lead the August chantey sing aboard the historic tugboat Arthur Foss. She will keep the session rolling along. All are welcome to lead a song or just join in on the chorus.

Sea Chanteys and other sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors.  Sea Chanteys are fun and easy to sing and are for all ages.

July Chantey Sing

Broadside and Handsome Cabin BoysBroadside & The Handsome Cabin Boys lead the July Chantey Sing. The all-woman maritime
band Broadside and their counterparts the Handsome Cabin Boys lead the July sing-a-long aboard the historic tugboat Arthur Foss at Lake Union Park.

Sea Chanteys and other sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors.  Sea Chanteys are fun and easy to sing and are for all ages.

August Chantey Sing on Tugboat Arthur Foss

Tugboat BrombergTugboat Bromberg leads the August Chantey sing-a-long aboard the Tugboat Arthur Foss at Lake Union Park. The well-known buccaneer scallywag hails from that piratical port of Poulsbo and is best known for his gravely voice, his original songs, and dressing and living the characters of pirate, merchant seaman, and tugboat man. As chantey quartermaster, his job will be to steer the Chantey Sing on course and keep the music flowing.

 

4th of July on the Arthur Foss

4th of July on the Arthur Foss

Ralph Pease captured a fantastic image of Arthur Foss under July 4 2012 fireworks.

Enjoy a spectacular view of the 4th of July fireworks, drinks and dessert from the deck of the historic tugboat Arthur Foss!  Includes dessert and drinks.

8:30 PM to 11:00 PM July 4, 2014; Dockside at the Historic Ships Wharf; Lake Union Park, Seattle

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006 or online:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/683255

Maritime Pacific Brewing Company logoBuy a Ticket Today. Space is Limited. Sorry, event is not kid friendly.
Proceeds benefit Northwest Seaport – Maritime Heritage Center.

Thank you Maritime Pacific Brewing Co. for supporting this event!

Visit Northwest Seaport Museum Ships

tugboat Arthur FossFree First Thursday! Happy Birthday beloved tug Arthur Foss … 125 in 2014!  Welcome aboard the museum ships Arthur Foss & lightship Swiftsure.

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.

Deck project with public safely viewing volunteers and shipwrights.

Deck project with public safely viewing volunteers and shipwrights.

One of the oldest lightships in the country and the only one to have her original steam engines, LV83 was launched in Camden, New Jersey, in 1904 and steamed around the tip of South America to her first station at Blunts Reef in California. While on station at Blunts Reef, she saved 150 people when their ship ran aground in dense fog. LV83 had numerous names on her sides, all of which indicated the location of her station. The lightship once served as a floating lighthouse and was stationed in the open ocean a few miles off the mouth of a bay or inlet, a beacon to ships entering or leaving the waterways.

Step onboard!

Try these activities when Planning a Visit.

Tugboat Storytime

Tugboat StorytimeTugboat 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 Northwest Seaport.

Bring your tots down to the boat to listen to the CWB’s educators read aloud story books that tell of ships and the sea, in a kid-friendly way.

Story time is under the tugboats cover in winter, but wear winter clothing.

Dates & Times: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, start time: 11:00 am aboard tugboat.

Celebrating a birthday or special event?  Rent the tug for your tugboat-themed party or sleep overnight with your family & friends.