WHERE TO HEAR MARITIME MUSIC

There’s a lot of maritime music around the Pacific Northwest, AND there are good places (besides this one) to find it.

      Chantey Sings

      Other Lists & links for Community Sings (Maritime and Not Maritime)

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      Performers and Festivals

  • Port Gamble Maritime Music Festival  Every August in Port Gamble, WASHINGTON.
  • Fisher Poets Gathering  A celebration of the commercial fishing industry in poetry, prose, and song, every February in Astoria, OREGON.
  • The Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival  Every year on the Fourth of July weekend, this (WASHINGTON) festival offers free tours several types of boats, performances of maritime music, and concludes with a “Shanty Send-Off”. This is the best place to hear the Arthur Foss engine running (as heard in the last track on the Northwest Tugboat Tales CD).

 

 MUSEUMS and ORGANIZATIONS

 


TUGBOATS

      Tour a Tugboat

  • The Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, every year on the Fourth of July weekend, offers free tours of all kinds of boats.This is the best place to hear the Arthur Foss engine running, as heard in the last track on the Northwest Tugboat Tales CD.
  • Olympia Harbor Days  Labor Day weekend in Olympia, Washington.

      Take Children to See a Tugboat

  • Tugboat Story Time on the Arthur Foss is a free, drop-in event on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month.
  • The Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, every year on the Fourth of July weekend, offers free tours of all kinds of boats.
  • The Arthur Foss (below) offers tours several times a year

      The Arthur Foss

The Arthur Foss is an 1889 tugboat, and a National Historc Landmark.  This boat is currently owned by Northwest Seaport, and is tied up at Historic Ships Wharf at Lake Union Park in Seattle.

      Online Information about Tugboats

      Tugboat Companies in the Pacific Northwest

Please email us at info@maritimefolknet.org with names of other marine towing companies to add to this list.

      Photos and Books about Tugboats

 

OTHER BOATS (not tugs)

  • Lightship Swiftsure (LV83)  is a 1904 steam engine lightship and one of the oldest remaining lightships in the US. Currently owned & being restored by Northwest Seaport.
  • M/V Lotus  is a 1909 motor houseboat yacht built in Seattle for Maurice McMicken, and currently owned & operated by the MV Lotus Foundation.
  • Twilight  is a 1933 Fishing Troller built in Seattle, and now owned & operated by Northwest Seaport.
  • Schooner Adventuress  is a 1913 gaff-rigged schooner and a National Historic Landmark, currently operated by Sound Experience, a non-profit organization based in Port Townsend, Washington.
  • Steamship Virginia V  is a 1922 steamship and the last operational example of a Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet steamer.
  • Lady Washington  is a full-scale replical of the 1787 Tall Ship of the same name, built in 1989 owned and operated by Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority.
  • Schooner Zodiac  is a 1924 two-masted gaff topsail schooner based in Bellingham, WA.
  • Duwamish  is a 1909 fireboat and a National Historic Landmark, currently on Historic Ships Wharf, South Lake Union (Seattle, WA).
  • Snagboat W.T. Preston  is a 1929 sternwheel snagboat and a National Historic Landmark. Now an exhibit in Anacortes, WA