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Friday, April 21, 2006

Incredible Seattle MH Opportunity; Sand Man Hours; Pirates Adopt a Hydro

The Washington State Ferries has embarked on a multi-year project to replace Seattle's Colman Dock, the busiest terminal in the nation's largest ferry system. I attended the first meeting in a process that will take five to 10 years to complete, and spoke with a number of people about the maritime heritage opportunities presented by the upgrade. For details on the plans, see today's story about WSF's plans in today's Seattle Times. I'll be keeping a close eye on this and reporting relevant developments in The MHN Blog.

Sand Man Foundation, which owns an historic tug moored at Percival Landing in Olympia, has scheduled regular hours for public tours of their vessel, Sand Man. The hours are Saturday, Sunday, and most holidays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, view the MHN listing for Sand Man.

The Seafair Pirates, a group of community-minded pirate clowns, has "adopted" an unlimited hydroplane to help promote their work. Here's the story in today's Seattle Times.

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