Boating at Lake Union Park All of the fun at Lake Union Park is just a short trip away! Kids of all ages can find moments of delight year round at Lake Union Park. Come down and fly a kite, row a boat, get a tan...

Museum of Small Craft Association-2010 Meeting at CWB

The Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle, WashingtonMonday, October 25 – Thursday, October 28, 2010 

The Museum Small Craft Association will meet on October 25 - 28 in Seattle Washington, hosted by The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB). The MSCA annual meeting is the place where small craft professionals meet, learn about recent developments, exchange ideas, and talk with their peers. Also invited are those who share in interest an small boat conservation and restoration, skills preservation, documentation, history, interpretation and research.

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Cool Art Installation

The In South Lake Union Blog is awesome! Their article taking an indepth look at Blanche, a new art installation in the not-yet-open Lake Union Park makes me excited to get out there and take a look at it!

The author writes, "The experience of taking in Blanche, however, is not limited to the movement of the water and the simple beauty of a hull. This installation also includes a sound feature that the artists refer to as "wave music" and is projected into the hull of the boat by underwater sound chambers made of pipes. Upon putting your ear up to the wave music speaker, you will be greeted with background noise reminiscent of didjeridu music punctuated by intermittent metallic lapping sounds. It's actually quite pleasant."

To read the rest of the article (and see some great pictures of Blanche), please folow the link!


Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society presents "Flotsametrics and the Floating World"

Date: June 6, 2010

Guest speaker Curt Ebbesmeyer is a retired oceanographer from the University of Washington.  He will speak on the timely subject of ocean garbage, the impact of ocean currents upon the spread of garbage in our oceans and eight existing garbage patches. A question and answer session will follow.

Where:  Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 2700 24th Avenue East, Seattle Time:  Program begins at 3 p.m. and is free to the public (excludes MOHAI admission) lunch will be served at 2:30 pm and the cost is $20.00 for the lunch. Reservations and payment are required by June 2 phone: 206.938.2397 to make a reservation.


The organizations in the Working Group at Lake Union Park are involved with many different areas of Maritime Heritage. Some of the organizations care for National Historic Landmark Vessels, and some teach students skills for the modern maritime trade. Here are a few of the areas of Advocacy that organizations within the Working Group are getting invloved.

Historic Maritime Vessel Preservation Legislation

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National Heritage Area Initiative

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Park & History Links

Lake Union Past and Present

If the Pike Place Market is the soul of Seattle, then maybe Lake Union is the city's heart. This article takes a look at the history of Seattle's working lake and tells about the Lake Union Oral History project that saught to document some of the history behind Lake Union. 

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Lake Union Oral History Project

Go strraight to the source and listen to the interviews from the Lake Union Oral History Project.

Vision at Lake Union Park

The Working Group at Lake Union Park meets twice monthly to plan events and activities to bring South Lake Union to life. From Sea Chantey Sings to Steam Engine Repair Workshops, from model boat building to learn-to-sail programs, there's a little something for everyone.

The Working Group has created a plan to accomplish a variety of goals, many of which include the programs mentioned above. This work plan is a vision and road map for sharing Northwest history at Lake Union Park through year-round exhibits and hands-on experiences.

Center for Wooden Boats 2008 Year-in-Review

It's always fun to see images of CWB and reflect on the year. You can go to CWB's homepage and see the Photo Album for 2008 www.cwb.org - click on the link that says "CWB's 2008 Photo Album". Or open up the Monday Seattle PI (12.29.08) to the two page spread on A8 and A9 of "2008 Pictures of the Year" and see a photo of the Lake Oswego boat taken at CWB last Spring with our name in the


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