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The Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival is the Propeller Club’s annual showcase of the maritime industry and the important role it plays in the Puget Sound economy. Located on the Seattle waterfront the weeklong celebration is anchored by the Saturday Family Fun Day.
Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival
May 7-11, 2013
Tuesday, May 7
Celebrity Judging for Chowder Cook-Off
9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Hook & Plow Dining Room –By invitation only: Selected Chefs from the nine participating Seattle Waterfront Restaurants, and the Celebrity Judges. These restaurants compete for honorary trophies in this cook-off.
These restaurants will also be participating in a Chowder Cook-Off that is open to the public at the Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival’s Family Fun Day, Pier 66 and Bell Harbor Marina (see further details about the additional Family Fun Day festivities below).
Tuesday, May 7
14thAnnual Maritime Career Day, Maritime Event Center, Pier 66
If you are looking for a career with great wages, chart your course to the 14th Annual Maritime Career Day from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Maritime Event Center, Pier 66, on the Downtown Seattle Waterfront. Admission is free for students, job seekers and the general public.
Career Day provides a glimpse into the working world of trade, transportation, fisheries, government, and career training. Representatives of these sectors will be present to offer information and insight into the growing and varied maritime job market, one of the largest and often least understood employment sectors in Washington State. With one out of every four jobs in Seattle related to this sector, students will have the chance to learn about career and educational opportunities and the type of preparation required for success in this industry.
For further information contact:
Michelle Kim: P: 206-956-4590 E:
Wednesday, May 8
National Fisherman’s Twelfth Annual Stories of the Sea/Fisher Poetry Slam,
Highliner Pub & Grill, Fishermen’s Terminal
The Festival will award cash prizes to the top three finishers in this unique Maritime Poetry Slam. Only 12 spaces are available and registration is on a first-come basis. Presented in cooperation with Pacific Marine Expo.
Saturday, May 11th: Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival, Family Fun Day, Pier 66 and Bell Harbor Marina:
U.S. Oil & Refining Seattle Tugboat Race Championships
The 28th Annual competition is the largest tugboat race in the world. This year, more than 30 boats are expected to participate. Racing is from the Grain Terminal, Pier 86, to the finish line at Pier 66.
Fire Boat Display Noon
Tugboat Ballet 12:10 p.m.
Abandon Ship Demonstration 12:20 p.m.
Workboat Parade 12:50 p.m.
Class C Limited Tug Race 1:15 p.m.
Class B Harbor Tug Race 2:00 p.m.
Fireboat Firefighting Demonstration 2:30 p.m.
Participation/Information: For any information regarding Tugboat Races or Race Registration Please Contact: Rachel Shrewsbury P: 206-789-9000 E: Rachel@westerntowboat.com
q Compass Courses World Invitational Survival Suit Races 11 a.m-12 p.m.
This prestigious, exciting and fun event will feature teams of four members. At the starting gun teams put on their survival suits, jump into the warm waters of Elliott Bay, swim to a life raft and climb aboard. The fastest team wins the competition and the trophy. This event is sponsored by: Compass Courses, Owner: Julie Keim
To participate: Julie Keim: E: email@example.com
q WorkBoat World Invitational Boatbuilding Competition 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Industry teams compete in building a boat from standard materials at Pier 66, starting at 9 a.m. Judging at 3 p.m., with racing in the Bell Harbor Marina, Pier 66, scheduled for 4 p.m. This event is sponsored by: National Fisherman/WorkBoat. To participate: Susan Chesney-National Fisherman/WorkBoat P: (206) 463-4819 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover Seattle Waterfront’s best chowders, and vote for your favorite! Participants include nine waterfront restaurants: Anthony’s Pier 66, Bell Harbor Conference Center, Elliott’s Oyster House, The Crab Pot, Hook & Plow, The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar, Ivar’s, Steamer’s Seafood Cafe at Pier 56, and Six Seven at the Edgewater. Chowder tasting stations will be located at each participating restaurant the day of the festival.
q Buy your Chowder Passports for only $5 at all participating restaurants or at the festival’s Family fun Day information booths on May 11th. Pre-sale of Chowder Passports will available for purchase at all participating waterfront restaurants starting May 1st.
*The public’s choice 2012! The winner of the Seattle Waterfront Chowder Cook-Off:
Hook & Plow Restaurant located in the Seattle Waterfront Marriot.
Additional Fun Filled Family Activities-Family Fun Day, May 11th:
q Free Harbor Tours 11:00 a.m., 12:45, 2:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
Presented by the Port of Seattle. Discover the working waterfront. Board at Bell Harbor Marina/Pier 66 one-half hour prior to each departure. There is a limit of 250 guests for each tour. Stop by the Festival Information Booth at Pier 66 to pick up your ticket. Tickets will be available starting at 10:15. There is a limit of four tickets per adult, 18 years or older.
q Vessel Tours - U.S. Coast Guard, tugboats and other workboat are expected to participate
q Kids’ Fun - Free Wooden Boat Building for Kids, Kids Activity Center, Free Admission to the Maritime Events Center and other family fun
q Free Youth & Family Maritime Education Fair 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Located in the Maritime Event Center, Pier 66. Introduces hundreds of families to the many maritime programs focusing on marine educational activities and boating experiences in the Puget Sound area. This is also a great way for families to learn about the maritime industry and its importance to the local economy.
*Please Note-Scheduled is subject to change prior the date(s) of the event(s), please check back prior to attending to verify the dates/times.
For further information: (206) 787-3163, or visit www.SeattlePropellerClub.org.