Posted by: nwseaport | August 23, 2012

Museum Ship: Visit Tugboat Arthur Foss in August, September & October

Museum Ship is Open: Sundays in August, September & October, 2012, 10am – 4pm.  See calendar for details.


Tugboat Arthur FossHistoric Ships Wharf, Lake Union Park860 Terry Ave NSeattle, WA 98109

Event type

Public Event

Welcome aboard!

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. Step onboard to learn about the working life of a tugboat and her crew.  Meet and speak with NWS volunteer George Strausser who will host these open ship hours.