Arthur Foss (Tugboat)

Now the oldest of its kind, the tugboat Arthur Foss was built in 1889 (the same year Washington became a state) and has amassed an impressive resume: towing sailing ships off the dangerous Columbia River bar, carrying miners to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush, starring in the classic movie “Tugboat Annie” in 1933, helping to build the floating bridge across Lake Washington, working for the U.S. Navy in World War II, and rescuing crippled barges and rafts of logs throughout the region. Retired from commercial service, the Arthur Foss is now a floating museum at the Historic Ships Wharf at Lake Union Park in Seattle, managed by Northwest Seaport.

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AddressHistoric Ships Wharf, 860 Terry Ave. N
Zip code98109