Posted by: nwseaport | September 14, 2012

Gold Rush Tugboats, September 30 at Lake Union Park

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Presented by Northwest Seaport


Celebrate Gold Rush Tugboats on Sunday September 30, 2012.
The historic tugboats Elmore and Arthur Foss will be open for public boarding at
Lake Union Park’s Historic Ships Wharf. Relive Klondike Fever from the decks of these classic workboats on which miners shivered with anticipation of hitting pay dirt.

Activities for the entire family include:
Tours of Vessels, Engine Start-ups, Whistle Sound-offs & Interpretation by a National Park Service Ranger


Sunday, September 30, 2012 | 10am – 5pm

Aboard the historic tugboats Elmore and Arthur Foss

Lake Union Park, Historic Ships Wharf
860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Sponsors: Fremont Tugboat Company, Inc.| Old Tacoma Marine, Inc.

Partnering Organizations:       Retired Tugboats Association, The Steamship Virginia V Foundation, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park – Seattle UnitMaritime Folknet

In 1898 the tugboats R.P. Elmore and Wallowa ferried freight and passengers to and from Seattle and Alaska ports, staging grounds for the Gold Rush.   Today, the Elmore docks in Port Ludlow, WA. The Wallowa (later renamed Arthur Foss) is a National Historic Landmark and museum ship owned by Northwest Seaport in Seattle.

Thank you SPONSORS!

Fremont Tugboat Illustration by Bill Garden