Wawona move set for Wednesday, March 4

by Tim Flanagan on March 3, 2009

Puget Sound Maritime wrote about this last week:
Last voyage for lumber schooner Wawona
Wawona photo gallery
Wawona move postponed

The move has been rescheduled. Since this is in my little boat’s own “backyard”, neurologist I’ll be there, aboard Two Lucky Fish.

SEATTLE – The historic schooner Wawona will be moved to a Lake Union drydock for disassembly at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 4.  Approval of the “tow plan” for the vessel’s move was granted by the U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday afternoon.

The quarter-mile crossing from her longtime berth on Waterway 4 at Seattle’s Lake Union Park to the Lake Union Drydock Company on the east side of Lake Union will take approximately one hour.

The press conference and farewell by NW Seaport and city of Seattle officials along with others in the Seattle historic ships community will take place alongside the Wawona on the South East corner of the old Naval Reserve Armory at Lake Union Park.  For more information on the Wawona’s history and the preservation of many of her historic features, please visit www.nwseaport.org.

  • What:  Final move of historic schooner Wawona to Lake Union Drydock Company
  • Who:  Seattle Parks and Recreation, Northwest Seaport, Members of Seattle’s Historic Ships Community
  • When:  8:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 4
  • Where:  Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Merv Floyd March 4, 2009 at 8:03 am

OK Tim, It’s 0803 and I can’t see you on AIS. Are you in “Stealth” mode ?

Merv :-)

2 Tim Flanagan March 4, 2009 at 12:44 pm

I may have been off the boat at 0803. I found a place to tie up so I could attend the press conference, and I jumped back in my boat once Wawona was underway. Were you around?

3 Merv Floyd March 4, 2009 at 2:58 pm

No I was watching you on my laptop. When i couldn’t find you on AIS I later picked up raw video feed from King 5 and there you were.

Had to continue hospital arrangements for Kingfisher II after the “ooops” of launching on the highway last week so I didn’t see the last part. Very sad to see an old ship go that way.


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