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Thursday, April 13, 2006

MHN Calendar: Peter Puget, Arthur Foss; Can Kalakala Turn Goodwill Into Dollars?

Here are selected events from the MHN Calendar for the weekend of April 14-16, 2006.

  • 4/15/2006: Lecture, Peter Puget Tells All, Discovery Modelers Education Center, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Price: FREE, Naval Reserve Building, South Lake Union Park, 206-282-0985,, Lt. Peter Puget, played by an actor, tells about his voyage of discovery in Puget Sound.
  • 4/15/2006: Workshop, Vessel Engineer for a Day, Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Ctr, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Price: $60 for members of Northwest Seaport or Center for Wooden Boats; $80 for non-members, South Lake Union Park, Seattle, 206-382-2628,, Spend the day working with the power plants of the tug Arthur Foss, the steamer Virginia V, and other historic vessels. Call 206-382-2628 to register.
  • April 15-16, 2006: Festival, 19th Annual World Class Crab Races, Westport Maritime Museum, Price: $2.00 for your own crab; $3 for festival crabs, Westport waterfront, Westport, Wash., 800-345-6223, , Annual seafood and culture festival in the seaport town of Westport

Please check with the owner of each listing to verify place, time and subject matter.

If you're trying to get attention for your preservation cause, it sure helps to get on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic ferry Kalakala was praised in an editorial in the Seattle Times today. But can owner Steve Rodriguez and the Kalakala Alliance Foundation turn the vessel's newly earned goodwill into a restoriation and interpretation program that can sustain the ship for years or even decades?


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