The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle is a really cool little spot. They have some classics there:
Virgina V is a steam ship that was built in 1922 and she is the last surviving boat from the “Mosquito Fleet.” She is still powered by her original steam engine, which was built by Heffernan Machine Works in downtown Seattle. The engine is rated at 400 horsepower and can move her along at 10 knots when turning at 150 rpm.
The 129′ Swiftsure aka Lightship #83 aka Relief was launched in New Jersey in 1904. She is one of the oldest lightships in the country and is the only one to have her original steam engines.
Sorry I didn’t get the whole story on this one…she was a fireboat. obviously, but beyond that, I got nothin’.
I think Greg had fun here. We’ll probably have to go back…