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Tugboat Work Party on Arthur Foss

Paint Arthur Foss mast November ‎2000 webJoin Northwest Seaport staff to clean, paint, grease, wash, and anything else needed to help “shipshape” Arthur Foss.  Foss Maritime Co. is celebrating 125 years on June 5th, and we plan to sharpen up the beloved Arthur Foss for the party.  Volunteer participants tackle necessary projects and repairs on Arthur Foss.  Wear clothes that can get dirty.  This opportunity is perfect for new volunteers to become familiar with tugboat and to converse with others.  Often, a dedicated docent will provide intro tours to new volunteers.

Bring a dish/salad/dessert to support communal lunch for this first-Saturday work party.

Work Parties get you into maritime heritage and sometime grease or sawdust at the Historic Ships Wharf in Lake Union Park. Join other volunteers aboard the Arthur Foss, Lightship #83, and other vessels for hard work (at times), excellent company (most often) and good will (always).

BMA Engineer for a Day Dec 13 2013 Students aboar tug

Use CONTACT FORM to “register.” Complete the volunteer application form for first-time NWS volunteers.

Future USCG Academy Cadet becomes Seaport Member

Megan Rice stands aboard LV83 and in front of a Registered National Historic Place plaque, which states: "Under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of October 16, 1966, this property possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating American history."

Megan Rice stands aboard LV83 and in front of a Registered National Historic Place plaque, which states: “Under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of October 16, 1966, this property possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating American history.”

Member Spotlight and Guest Blog:
Megan Rice became a Northwest Seaport member before she even stepped aboard the Lightship No. 83 “Swiftsure.”  Seaport staff welcomed her aboard both the lightship and tug Arthur Foss last week to discuss membership and ways to become involved with Northwest Seaport as a young adult.  During the discussion, she agreed to share her story and goal of serving the country as a naval engineering officer and designer of the Coast Guard cutter fleet.  She also writes, “I only wish I’d found out about NWS a lot sooner.”

Washington State can be proud that she will represent the State and her community at the United States Coast Guard Academy with the graduating class of 2018.

“Hello, I’m Megan Rice and I’m 21 years old.  My interest in engineering, the maritime industry, the U.S. military, and the Coast Guard inspired me to attend the United States Coast Guard Academy, where, as a cadet, I’ll get closer to my goal of serving my country as a naval engineering officer and designer of the Coast Guard cutter fleet.

Megan Rice holds her USCGA acceptance letter with images of USCG Barque Eagle.

Megan Rice holds her USCGA acceptance letter with images of USCG Barque Eagle.

Since my early fascination with the Titanic, I’ve immersed myself in studying ships and the art of integrating many complex systems into one functional, buoyant vessel. This passion has led me to pursue a career in naval architecture and marine engineering.

After diligently contacting over 25 local shipyards and engineering firms without any contacts in the maritime world, I became employed at Jensen Maritime Consultants. At this prominent NA&ME firm, I work in both Continue reading

Volunteers Needed for Wooden Boat Show

Help visitors learn about the tugboat Arthur Foss by volunteering.

Help visitors learn about the tugboat Arthur Foss by volunteering.

Northwest Seaport Volunteers Needed

The 2012 Wooden Boat Festival will host thousands of visitors that wish to enjoy learning about the historic tugboat Arthur Foss.  The celebration lasts five days.

Use this volunteer registration form to learn about the scheduling, orientation sessions, festival volunteer party and more.

Volunteer Jobs Wooden Boat Festival 2012(PDF)

info@nwseaport.org ; 206.447.9800

See the scheduling:

Daily 1000 – 1400 ;  1400 – 1800  (details on form)