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Seattle Maritime 101 Celebrates Seattle's Five Star Working Waterfront; More than 30 Events Planned including Expanded Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival

Seattle Maritime 101 launches with more than 30 special events, an expanded Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival, www.SeattleMaritime101.com website and other activities to celebrate Seattle's Five Star Working Waterfront.

The vision for Seattle Maritime 101 is to create an exciting series of activities to showcase the value of Seattle's maritime industry and its important role in the Puget Sound region.

    SEATTLE, WA, April 28, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- It's all about showcasing Seattle's maritime industry and celebrating its important role in the community and the Puget Sound economy. Seattle Maritime 101 celebrates Seattle's Five Star Working Waterfront and is produced by a unique partnership between government, businesses, labor and maritime organizations.

"The vision for Seattle Maritime 101 is to create an exciting series of activities to showcase the value of Seattle's maritime industry," said Rachel Shrewsbury, President of the Propeller Club, which is coordinating Seattle Maritime 101. Presenting sponsors also include the Port of Seattle, Vigor Industrial and The Seattle Times' Newspapers in Education (NIE) program.

Overall, more than 30 special events, including the Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival, tours, Career Day, family activities and lots of other family fun, are set through the end of May. This year, Seattle Maritime 101 also celebrates the Centennial of the Port of Seattle's Fishermen's Terminal and the 50th Anniversary of Containerization.

Key Seattle Maritime 101 Programs
- A special 12-page Seattle Maritime 101 supplement was published in the Seattle Times on April 6. The supplement features a cargo hold full of stories about the maritime industry. The supplement was also distributed to classrooms throughout the Puget Sound region as a part of NIE program, which currently serves over 44,000 students and nearly 1,000 educators in Washington state. Click here to view the supplement: http://www.seattlemaritime101.com/nie/

- A Maritime Career Day, walking tour of Fishermen's Terminal, Stories of the Sea Poetry Slam, industry events and other family fun will be held through May. Click here to see all of the events: http://www.seattlemaritime101.com/events/

- The Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival, Seattle's largest maritime industry celebration, will expand to two days in 2014, with a Harbor Open House on the downtown waterfront on Saturday, May 10, and Family Fun Day at South Lake Union on Sunday, May 11.

Harbor Open House, Pier 66 and Bell Harbor Marina
Saturday, May 10, 11a.m. - 5p.m.

The world's largest tugboat races, workboat parade, three free harbor tours, Seattle Waterfront Chowder Cook-Off, vessel tours, kids' activities, displays and demonstrations.

Family Fun Day, Lake Union Park
Sunday, May 11, 11a.m. - 5p.m.

World Invitational Boat Building Championships, Survival Suit Races, two free ship canal boat tours, vessel tours, kids' boat building, music, and displays.

"By expanding the Festival, we can showcase the working waterfront in Lake Union, the Ship Canal and Fishermen's Terminal," Shrewsbury said. "This is a great year to expand the Festival, as the Port of Seattle celebrates the Centennial of Fishermen's Terminal." Activities at Lake Union Park are produced by Northwest Seaport.

The full list of all Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival events can be found here: http://www.seattlemaritime101.com/vigor-maritime-festival/

- A Seattle Maritime 101 website has been developed which features all of the events and programs, the full schedule of the Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival activities, information on Seattle's working waterfront and maritime careers, information on and links to sponsors, industry news and other information. Details can be found at www.SeattleMaritme101.com.

"Seattle Maritime 101 is a great way to discover how business, labor, government and community leaders are working together to grow our important working waterfront," Shrewsbury said. "Seattle Maritime 101 has been a tremendous catalyst to build the largest coalition ever to highlight the maritime industry."

Presenting Sponsors:
Seattle Propeller Club, Port of Seattle, Vigor Industrial and The Seattle Times' Newspapers in Education (NIE).

Industry Sponsors:
Carnival Cruise Lines, Crowley Marine, Foss Maritime, Harley Marine, Holland America, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Puget Sound Pilots, U.S. Oil & Refining, Washington State Ferries and Western Towboat.

Industry Partners:
Compass Courses, Global Diving and Salvage, Glosten Associates, Metropolitan Improvement District, Downtown Seattle Parking and Seattle Waterfront.

Industry Supporters:
American Seafoods, Jones Stevedoring, Manson Construction, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound, SSA Marine | Carrix, TOTE and Washington Chain and Supply.

Industry Friends:
Argosy Cruises, Clipper Navigation, Delta Western, Pacific Northwest Equipment, Port of Everett, APL, American Waterways Operators, Beck Electric Supply, Bauer Moynihan Johnson, Markey Machinery, Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, Pacific Seafood Processors Association and Transportation Institute.

Media Partners:
The Seattle Times, KING Television, KIRO Radio, National Fisherman and WorkBoat Magazine.

Maritime Friends:
American Waterways Operators, Ballard High School Maritime Academy, The Center for Wooden Boats, King County Maritime, Lake Union Working Group, Manufacturing Industrial Council, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound, Museum of History and Industry, North Seattle Industrial Association, Northwest Seaport, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, Puget Sound Ports Council, Maritime Trades Department AFL-CIO, Sailors' Union of the Pacific, Seattle Marine Business Coalition, Seattle Propeller Club, Transportation Institute, Virginia V Foundation and Youth Maritime Training Association.

For further information, call (206) 787-3163 or visit www.SeattleMartime101.com.

About the Seattle Propeller Club
Seattle Maritime 101 is coordinated by the Seattle Propeller Club, the area's largest and most diverse maritime industry association. The Club's mission is to promote maritime commerce in the Puget Sound and it holds monthly luncheons, the Steamship Dinner, a golf tournament and other annual programs. To learn more, visit www.SeattlePropellerClub.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ken Saunderson, Seattle Maritime 101 Coordinator
Phone: (206) 282-6858
E-Mail: Ken@SaundersonMarketingGroup.com


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