September 7th, 2006


Engineer for a Day on board historic tugboat ARTHUR FOSS

Curious about the big historic ships at South Lake Union Park? Love local and maritime history? Interested in really, really big engines? Have parents in town for the start of classes who you'd like to get rid of bring to an interesting event for a day?

Engineer for a Day:
Start the tugboat ARTHUR FOSS’s historic diesel engine

On Saturday, September 16, light the fire in the 1932 Washington Ironworks 700 horsepower direct-reversing diesel engine onboard the historic wooden tugboat ARTHUR FOSS, the original "Tugboat Annie". Experience the startup procedure and the operational maintenance required to run this classic engine. Learn about the engineer's duties on board working vessels, and about marine diesel and steam engines. Also take in the FOSS’s unique history hauling supplies and miners to the Klondike Gold Rush, escaping as the last American vessel out of Wake Island before the Japanese invasion, and becoming a fixture of Seattle’s fleet of historic ships.

BONUS! Participants receive engine room tours of the Fireboat DUWAMISH and the Lightship SWIFTSURE (Lightship #83), historic working vessels currently not open to the public. In addition to firing up the FOSS's engine, come enjoy this rare opportunity to step on board two of Seattle's unique heritage vessels.

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