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Free Argosy Ship Canal Tours, More than 30 Hands-on Experience Maritime Activities, Food Trucks, and, Music Planned for Seattle Maritime Festival Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 11

Don't miss the boat at the Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Seattle Maritime Academy. The festival is Seattle's largest maritime industry celebration.

"Family Fun Day is a tremendous opportunity to experience the maritime industry and learn about the incredibly important role it plays in the region."

    SEATTLE, WA, April 16, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Want to learn to pilot a tugboat or a ferry boat? Take a free Argosy Ship Canal Tour? Try your hand at welding? Build a boat? Experience Maritime at Seattle's largest maritime industry celebration! And it's all FREE!

Don't miss the boat at the Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Ballard's Seattle Maritime Academy, 4455 Shilshole Ave NW – just east of the Ballard Bridge. The Seattle Maritime Academy is part of Seattle Central College.

In addition to more than 30 free Experience Maritime Activities, there will be music on the Port of Seattle Entertainment Stage, three Argosy Ship Canal tours, food trucks, fire boat tours, photo booth, and other events. The festival is presented by the Seattle Propeller Club and Port of Seattle.

"Family Fun Day is a tremendous opportunity to experience the maritime industry and learn about the incredibly important role it plays in the region," said Sarah Scherer, President of the Seattle Propeller Club and Director/Dean of the Seattle Maritime Academy.

The full schedule of all the free family fun can be found at,

Experience Maritime Family Fun
Free Argosy Ship Canal Tours - 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - Presented by the Port of Seattle
Pilot a workboat at the full mission bridge simulator and engine room - Seattle Maritime Academy
Kids – Build your own boat! - Center for Wooden Boats
Oceanography - NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Damage Control Trailer - U.S. Coast Guard
Try your hand at tossing a heaving line and a life ring - Seattle Maritime Academy
Learn about the Schooner Adventuress - Sound Experience
Abandon Ship! – Learn about the 7 steps of survival at sea - Seattle Maritime Academy
Learn how to use flares and emergency signals – Seattle Maritime Academy
ROV demonstration - Port of Seattle
Learn about Survival Suits - Seattle Maritime Academy
Salish Sea Expeditions
Vessel Traffic Monitoring System - Marine Exchange of Puget Sound
Learn about nautical charting - NOAA National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey
Knot Tying – Sea Scouts, Seattle Maritime Academy and Northwest Marine Trade Association
Life Boat Display - Compass Courses Maritime Training
Dive Team - Port of Seattle
Sea Scouts
NOAA Diving and Photography
Oil Removal Demonstration - Global Diving and Salvage
Say Hi to a Fish - NOAA Fisheries
NOAA Age and Growth Program
US Navy Diving and Scuba Diver
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Cool maritime gear from Captain's Nautical
Washington State Ferry System Display

Port of Seattle Entertainment Stage
Noon – 12:45 p.m. The Not-Its!
1:15 - 2 p.m. School of Rock
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Alleyoop Musical Games and Puppets!

Special Events
Water Display - Seattle Fire Department, 11:15 a.m.
Tour a Seattle Fire Department Fireboat
Tour the Seattle Police Department Harbor Patrol Boat
Tour the Seattle Maritime Academy Maritime Instructor
Tour a NOAA Navigation Response Team Boat - on the plaza
Tour a Sea Scout Vessel
Tour a U.S. Coast Guard vessel – on the plaza
Evergrey Photo Booth

Food Trucks
Alaska Weathervane Scallops
Franz Bakery Seattle Sourdough Baking Company
Full Tilt Ice Cream
Secret Sausage
Trident Seafoods' Fin and Fork

Other Displays
Port of Seattle Information Booth
Seattle Propeller Club Festival Information Booth with Seattle Maritime Academy

All events subject to change.

The Seattle Maritime Festival and the Maritime Matters campaign are sponsored by a unique partnership between business, labor, industry associations and government.

Presenting Sponsors
- Seattle Propeller Club and Port of Seattle

Industry Sponsors - Crowley Maritime

Supporting Sponsors - Compass Courses Maritime Training, The Northwest Seaport Alliance. Seattle Maritime Academy - Seattle Central College, Vigor and Western Towboat.

Industry Partners – BNSF Railway, Columbia Bank, Foss Maritime, Manson Construction, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound, Markey Machinery, International WorkBoat Show/WorkBoat magazine, Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, Pacific Marine Expo/National Fisherman, and SSA Marine | Carrix.

Industry Supporters - American Seafoods Group, Argosy Cruises, Bauer Moynihan Johnson, Bowman Refrigeration, Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen, Jones Stevedoring, Pacific Seafood Processors Association, United Motor Freight and the Transportation Institute.

Maritime Friends - American Waterways Operators, Ballard High School Maritime Academy, Center of Excellence, Marine Manufacturing & Technology, Skagit Valley College, The Center for Wooden Boats, King County Maritime, Lake Union Working Group, Manufacturing Industrial Council, Maritime Folknet, Museum of History & Industry, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, North Seattle Industrial Association, Northwest Marine Trade Association, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Northwest Seaport, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, Puget Sound Maritime, Puget Sound Ports Council, Maritime Trades Department AFL-CIO, Sailors' Union of the Pacific, Sea Scouts, Seattle FIREBOAT Duwamish, Seattle Marine Business Coalition, Tacoma Propeller Club, The Evergrey, Transportation Institute, Virginia V Foundation, Youth Maritime Training Association, Washington Maritime, Washington Maritime Federation, Washington State Ferries, and Youth Maritime Collaborative.

About the Seattle Propeller Club
The Seattle Propeller club is one of the largest and oldest propeller clubs in the country. The Club is a Maritime Chamber of Commerce which puts on social and networking events to encourage collaboration and the economic development of the maritime industry. The Club is also a driving force in educating and promoting the industry to the public.

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