Boating at Lake Union Park Tug boats, electric boats, row boats, toy boats, pedal boats, fish boats, pond boats, fire boats, light ships, model ships, steam ships, tall ships, and canoes. They’re all at Lake Union Park!

Seattle Fireboat Duwamish

The Seattle Fireboat MV Duwamish is a National Historic Landmark and a City of Seattle Landmark. The Seattle Fireboat MV Duwamish team is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of this historic vessel as well as teaching the rich history of Seattle's waterfront and the importance of fireboats. The MV Duwamish is moored at the Historic Ships' Wharf at Lake Union Park.

Saturdays In The Park

Saturdays at Lake Union Park just got more exciting!

8:30-9:45am: Free Yoga class in the MOHAI atrium. Bring your own mat.

10am-5pm: MOHAI open, including 30-minute Atrium Tours at 11am and 2pm

11am-2pm: MOHAI Family Lab! Take-home crafts, collaborative games, and artifact exploration. Included with admission and appropriate for all ages.

Northwest Seaport

Northwest Seaport is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime heritage of Puget Sound and the Northwest Coast, and to the development of maritime-based educational programs and opportunities. The historic fleet includes the 1889 tugboat Arthur Foss, and the 1904 Lightship #83.

Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain at Lake Union!

Both the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain are visiting here at Lake Union's Historic Ships Wharf until July 15th! They will be open for boarding and visiting as well as some cruising around the lake.

To learn more about the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain's schedules and booking a ride check out the Gray's Harbor Historical Seaport site

We have had the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain visit us before! Scroll down through past posts to find more about their history.

Cruise Lake Union on board the S.S. Virginia V with Historic Seattle

When: Saturday, July 17

Where: S.S. Virginia V, moored at South Lake Union at the Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St. Seattle.

Registration: $50 Historic Seattle and Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) members and guests of members; $60 general public; $25 students

Pre-registration required no later than Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Register at or call (206) 622-6952.

To celebrate the 88th anniversary of her maiden voyage, join Historic Seattle and the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) on the S.S. Virginia V. Enjoy refreshments while learning about the past, present, and future of Lake Union, including the move by MOHAI to the Naval Reserve Training Center. Our presenters include Leonard Garfield, Executive Director of MOHAI, Betsy Davis, Executive Director of the Center for Wooden Boats, and Rich Haag, the landscape architect whose creative solutions have made Gasworks Park a national model for turning unused and polluted industrial sites into wonderful civic gathering places.

Visiting Vessels: Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain



The Lady Washington is the Official Ship of the State of Washington. The Hawaiian Chieftain accompanies her on her voyages and goodwill missions. Both ships will be moored at Lake Union Park for Opening Day of boating season, from April 30th through May 2. They will be open for dockside tours, and will stage a Battle Sail at 3pm on Saturday, May 1.

What is a Battle Sail? A Battle Sail is a recreation of a typical 18th century naval action. Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain maneuver around each other for the best position to fire small, butloud cannons. Which boat will survive? Of course, both boats use blanks, and it's all in good fun!
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