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.
What We Do:
The Seattle Fireboat MV Duwamish, built in 1909, is the second oldest fireboat in the United States. Dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Seattle's firefighting history and the maritime industry, the Seattle Fireboat Duwamish team is specifically interested in the education and development of future mariners. The deck of the Seattle Fireboat Duwamish is wheelchair accessible and dog friendly. We welcome you aboard. The Seattle Fireboat Duwamish provides a unique maritime experience for children of all ages. With their imagination and their ability to board this historic vessel, they can enjoy being a Captain on the bridge, or an engineer in the engine room. Perhaps they will man incredibly forceful monitors (water cannons). We celebrate all things maritime on the wharf in order to showcase our historical vessel.
Work Parties: People who are interested in helping with maintenance and engineering projects are encouraged to get involved. Docents: Our docents provide tours of the ship and are current with historical information about the Seattle Fireboat Duwamish.