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Swiftsure (Lightship 83): Preserving the past to benefit the future (Video)

Here’s a great video about the history of Swiftsure (Lightship 83) and its ongoing restoration that must have slipped by us when it came out last year. She’s currently located at the Historic Ships Wharf in Lake Union Park, Seattle. Swiftsure, along with Arthur Foss, are open to the public for viewing, educational programs, special events, tugboat overnight programs and vessel stewardship […]

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How to fix wet rot

When I decided to highlight some of the jobs we’ve done aboard Cambria over the years, I’d planned on posting them in chronological order. That being the case, my next blog entry should be about installing a central heating system. But it’s a hectic time of year and I simply haven’t had the time to […]

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Joseph paints the anchor chain at the recent November Work Weekend.

‘Adventuress’ crewmember steps onto schooner and into maritime world

After sailing on Adventuress as part of Sound Experience’s 2015 “Fantastic Voyage” (FV), sixteen-year-old Joseph Pearson returned this July on a scholarship to participate in the inaugural Level 2 program. And in the six months since, the connections he built on Adventuress have allowed him to continue exploring the maritime world. On an invitation from former Adventuress captain Wayne Chimenti, […]

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Mosquito Fleet Monday: The ELIZA ANDERSON and Capt. McAllep

“The ELIZA ANDERSON was typical of her age and line of work, being an inland steamboat, circa 1850. Mechanically she was typical, for she was powered by a massive, single-cylindered engine that transmitted power to a pair of side-wheels by way of a diamond-shaped iron walking-beam that nodded sedately in its gallows frame atop her […]

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