Arthur Foss: Iconic tugboat of the Northwest

(SEATTLE) — To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the tugboat Arthur Foss, a National Historic Landmark, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in partnership with Northwest Seaport will screen two films on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:00PM at the park visitor center, located at 319 2nd Ave. S.

The program will begin with the world premiere of the film Arthur Foss: Iconic Tugboat of the Northwest (2013) (13 min), a documentary about the 125-year old museum ship produced by students of the Art Institute of Seattle Summer Studio Class, 2013. The world premiere will be followed by Tugboat Annie (1933) (86 min), a film featuring Oscar-winning actors Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery. Documentary was produced and directed by Victor M. Ramos III. The film screenings will be followed by a special presentation and discussion.

Ticket and Parking Information This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.
Tickets can be obtained at (search “arthur foss”)
Free parking is available on First Thursday – more information about parking visit:

Tugboat Arthur Foss was built in 1889 as the Wallowa to tow sailing ships across the Columbia Bar and into the Columbia River. During the Klondike Gold Rush, it also towed ships and barges to Alaska and eventually came to Puget Sound as a logging tugboat. As a Foss Launch & Tug Company tugboat, Arthur Foss gained distinction as the star of the 1934 MGM movie “Tugboat Annie,” as one of the most powerful tugboats on the West Coast, and the last vessel to escape Wake Island before the Japanese invasion in WWII. In 1989, Arthur Foss was designated a National Historic Landmark. Today, the 112 foot-long tugboat continues its career as a museum ship which open to the public at Lake Union Park for public programs, such as tugboat overnights, school tours, workforce development and Tugboat Storytime.
For more information contact Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park at (206) 220-4231 or visit For more information about tugboat Arthur Foss and Northwest Seaport, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, contact Northwest Seaport at 206-447-9800 or visit

By Professional Mariner Staff