Posted by: nwseaport | November 13, 2012

Support Students’ Day Afloat Program

VIEW FLYER:  Seeking Sponsors for Students’ Day Afloat

$500  Pacific Fishermen Shipyard
$500 PFI Marine Electric

Northwest Seaport, The Steamer Virginia V Foundation, and Ballard Maritime Academy request your support for a Students’ Day Afloat.

On Friday December 7, 2012, students from the Ballard High School Maritime Academy will sail aboard the historic Steamship Virginia V, and become student engineers aboard tugboat Arthur Foss for a day of shipboard learning. Students will  take the wheel, run a large diesel engine, see steam in action, answer engine bells, perform shipboard duties, observe piloting in action, and learn about education and career opportunities in the maritime fields.

Your support will provide a three hour cruise for approximately 60 students on Lake Union and Lake Washington, a morning diesel engine mini-course for 20 students aboard Northwest Seaport’s Arthur Foss, and a cold buffet lunch for participants. All students will rotate between instructional stations aboard Virginia V while the ship is underway.

Sponsorships are available in $100 increments. Sponsors at the $500 level will be recognized on the Virginia V, Northwest Seaport, and BMA websites, and all are invited to join us for the trip at the rate of one rider for each $100 donation.

Sponsorship donations are tax deductible.  Questions? Contact Mark Miller with Virginia V (mark@virginiav.org206.282.2530) or John Foster with BMA (
Thank you for your support!