Archive for April, 2013

Seattle Maritime Festival

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Tugboat Races!  Come watch, come race!

A message from Rachel Shrewsbury:

It is that time of year! The Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival is on the horizon. If you would like to participate in the tugboat races….please let me know .

The 28th Annual competition is the largest tugboat race in the world.  This year, more than 30 boats are expected to participate.  Racing is from the Grain Terminal, Pier 86, to the finish line at Pier 66.


  • Fire Boat Display                                                       Noon
  • Tugboat Ballet                                                             12:10 p.m.
  • Abandon Ship Demonstration                                 12:20 p.m.
  • Workboat Parade                                                        12:50 p.m.
  • Class C Limited Tug Race                                            1:15 p.m.
  • Class B Harbor Tug Race                                            2:00 p.m.
  • Fireboat Firefighting Demonstration                       2:30 p.m.


Participation/Information: For any information regarding Tugboat Races or Race Registration Please Contact: Rachel Shrewsbury P: 206-789-9000 E:

Capt. Mark Freeman’s Rudderless – April 2013

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Another great blog post by Mark Freeman.   Mark keeps an extensive maritime  library full of historic photos that he so generously shares with the rest of us.  If you have old photos, please share them with Mark. He likes new boat photos too.