Northwest Seaport is marking the 15th anniversary of the entry of their tug Arthur Foss on the register of National Historic Landmarks with a celebration tonight on board the vessel at the Historic Ships Wharf on South Lake Union. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be on hand on board, as will authors Carol Ruth Cote and Barbara Huggins, signing their new book “The Trail of an Extraordinary Man” which, in part, tells the tale of on of the tug’s early adventures up the Inside Passage hauling supplies and prospectors to Nome for the Alaska Gold Rush.
The celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. and will spill over to the Center for Wooden Boats later in the evening, just in time for the monthly Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing.
If you haven’t yet, you can also now check out the short documentary on the Foss, “Arthur Foss: Iconic Tugboat of the Northwest,” on the Northwest Seaport website. The film, made by students at the Art Institute of Seattle under the tutelage of noted maritime documentary filmmaker Vaun Raymond, premiered last month at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.
Watch the trailer now!