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Monday, December 11, 2006

Holiday Gift Ideas from Working Waterfront Maritime Museum

Many Pacific Northwest maritime heritage groups have small stores with fabulous gift ideas, often available nowhere else. And the sales support operations: paying the phone bill, electric bill, and such.

The Working Waterfront Maritime Museum in Tacoma offers these two gifts.
  • The Willits Brothers and Their Canoes, by Patrick E. Chapman. This biography and company history tells the story of the Willits brothers business, paying close attention to their business management and meticulous construction techniques. The Willits Brothers Canoe Company earned a reputation that enabled a tiny company to compete successfully with businesses much larger, leaving a name and legacy which is still admired by canoe aficionados today. Price: $48.96 at the museum, includes tax, or $52.00 online, includes shipping and handling.
  • Finding Thea - A Documentary Film, by Nancy Bourne Haley & Lucy Ostrander (DVD) Finding Thea separates the myth of the famed Thea Foss, a pioneer maritime businesswoman, from the woman herself. It combines rare archival footage, photos, and clips from the 1933 Tugboat Annie film starring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery with contemporary reflections of her legacy along Washington State's waterfronts. Price: $27.15 at the museum store, includes tax, or $32.15 online, includes shipping and handling.
Both items are available at the WWFM museum store, 705 Dock St., Tacoma, Wash. Store hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m. Items are also available at the WWFM online store.

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