Seattle's Historic Waterfront Blog

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|See whales from Seattle? Absolutely|
Pier 69 is your departure point for whale watching. Departures at 8:15 and 10:30 daily during the high season. Tickets start at $129 ($79 for kids). FRS (aka "The Clipper") guarantees you will see whales or you get to try again at no charge!
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Seattle, WA -- August 25th
|See whales from Seattle? Absolutely|
Pier 69 is your departure point for whale watching.  Departures at 8:15 and 10:30 daily during the high season.  Tickets start at $129 ($79 for kids).  FRS (aka The Clipper) guarantees you will see whales or you get to try again at no charge!

|Meet ECHO, b. 2011|

Yes, there really is a giant head on Seattle's waterfront next to Pier 70 at the Olympic Sculpture Park! The 46-foot tall cabeza is by the internationally renowned Spanish artist, Jaume Plensa. It has stood watch here over the serene waters since it was erected in 2011. Happy 10th birthday, ECHO! Learn more at seattleartmuseum.org/exhibitions/echo
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Seattle, WA -- August 2nd
|Meet ECHO, b. 2011|

Yes, there really is a giant head on Seattles waterfront next to Pier 70 at the Olympic Sculpture Park!  The 46-foot tall cabeza is by the internationally renowned Spanish artist, Jaume Plensa.  It has stood watch here over the serene waters since it was erected in 2011.  Happy 10th birthday, ECHO!  Learn more at https://seattleartmuseum.org/exhibitions/echo

|Blake Island Local Nature Getaway|
Argosy Cruises will transport you from the central waterfront to beautiful Blake Island in just 27 minutes. They will bring you back too, all for only $29! There are activities on Blake Island like kayaking and hiking. You will feel transported in time going from dense urban to quiet island life in the blink of an eye. This experience has our top recommendation. Book your seat online at Argosy's website.
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Seattle, WA -- July 26th
|Blake Island Local Nature Getaway|
Argosy Cruises will transport you from the central waterfront to beautiful Blake Island in just 27 minutes.  They will bring you back too, all for only $29!  There are activities on Blake Island like kayaking and hiking.  You will feel transported in time going from dense urban to quiet island life in the blink of an eye.  This experience has our top recommendation.  Book your seat online at Argosys website.

|See Seattle Like Never Before|

Hoorah! After much planning and preparation, Salish Sea Tours at Miner's Landing at Pier 57 Seattle is up and running with brand new vessels built locally. You will love the stadium seating on the bow and the beautiful wooden deck furniture. Tickets online are only $30 for adults and free for kids under 3. Youth and senior discounts are also available at www.salishseatours.com/Tickets for this weekend's boat tours are on sale now! Experience Elliot Bay like never before with a bit of history and fun during your voyage.

Visit this link to purchase tickets to any of our attractions:
tickets.minerslanding.com/WebStore/landingpage?CG=consumer&c=WH

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Seattle, WA -- July 15th
|See Seattle Like Never Before|

Hoorah!  After much planning and preparation, Salish Sea Tours at Miners Landing at Pier 57 Seattle is up and running with brand new vessels built locally.  You will love the stadium seating on the bow and the beautiful wooden deck furniture.  Tickets online are only $30 for adults and free for kids under 3.  Youth and senior discounts are also available at https://www.salishseatours.com/

|Listen to the Sound|

Check out these cool, new art installations at Pier 62. The steel drum-shaped art interacts with the currents and tides of Puget Sound to make their own sound.
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Seattle, WA -- July 1st
|Listen to the Sound|

Check out these cool, new art installations at Pier 62.  The steel drum-shaped art interacts with the currents and tides of Puget Sound to make their own sound.

|It's Happening - a Solstice Delight|

Rejoice! Big news for Seattle lovers of seafood and good times... Ivar's Acres of Clams, the full-service waterfront restaurant at Pier 54, will re-open on June 21st! The sidewalk fish bar is open now. Meet you at Ivar's!
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Seattle, WA -- June 7th

|The Story of Copper River Salmon|

The legendary Copper River may be in Alaska, but the man who introduced its delicacy to the world was in Seattle! As an article in the Washington Post noted, almost everyone who loves good food owes a debt to Jon Rowley, whether they know it or not. Jon has passed, but his legacy lives on as Copper River Salmon arrives again to menus and fish counters throughout the city. For a great read on the history of Copper River Salmon, check out www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/08/how-copper-river-salmon-got-so-famous/60700/ Photo credit to Ronald Holden
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Seattle, WA -- May 25th
|The Story of Copper River Salmon|

The legendary Copper River may be in Alaska, but the man who introduced its delicacy to the world was in Seattle!  As an article in the Washington Post noted, almost everyone who loves good food owes a debt to Jon Rowley, whether they know it or not.  Jon has passed, but his legacy lives on as Copper River Salmon arrives again to menus and fish counters throughout the city.  For a great read on the history of Copper River Salmon, check out https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/08/how-copper-river-salmon-got-so-famous/60700/  Photo credit to Ronald Holden

|Waterfront Riddle|

How do you reach Seattle's waterfront from Pike Place Market? Just keep walking downhill:-) Construction underway will connect the market and waterfront seamlessly, which will be a welcome relief, especially on the busiest days of summer when the mercury climbs and crowds thicken. Photo credit LMN Architects.
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Seattle, WA -- May 18th
|Waterfront Riddle|

How do you reach Seattles waterfront from Pike Place Market?  Just keep walking downhill:-)  Construction underway will connect the market and waterfront seamlessly, which will be a welcome relief, especially on the busiest days of summer when the mercury climbs and crowds thicken.  Photo credit LMN Architects.

|Throwback Thursday|

Seattle's waterfront has been a central community meeting point and launching point for adventure since the city was formed! In the photo below, crowds gather for Alaska Sailing Day over 100 years ago with some surely headed for the Klondike in search of gold. Read more about the history of Seattle's central waterfront at www.historylink.org/File/7072
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Seattle, WA -- May 13th
|Throwback Thursday|

Seattles waterfront has been a central community meeting point and launching point for adventure since the city was formed!  In the photo below, crowds gather for Alaska Sailing Day over 100 years ago with some surely headed for the Klondike in search of gold.  Read more about the history of Seattles central waterfront at https://www.historylink.org/File/7072

|Let Summer Begin|

The Sailing Seattle vessels are back for the season and in tip-top shape, so the next time you see the wind blowing, run down to Pier 56 and get ready for a thrilling ride. Congratulations, Paul and Joey, for 30 years on the waterfront! Tickets as low as $39 at sailingseattle.com/Thank you so much to everyone who came out to celebrate our 30th year on the waterfront during our opening weekend! We are looking forward to many more beautiful days on the water this summer. Join us for a sail 7 days a week until October 3rd.
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Seattle, WA -- May 4th
|Let Summer Begin|

The Sailing Seattle vessels are back for the season and in tip-top shape, so the next time you see the wind blowing, run down to Pier 56 and get ready for a thrilling ride.  Congratulations, Paul and Joey, for 30 years on the waterfront!  Tickets as low as $39 at https://sailingseattle.com/

|Spot the Shrimp|

May is around the corner, so you know what that means! Keep your eyes peeled for fresh spot shrimp in local restaurants and markets. Pandalus platyceros is the largest shrimp in Puget Sound. Its sweet taste and firm texture remind one of lobster. Read more at: www.seattlemag.com/article/search-spot-shrimp
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Seattle, WA -- April 23rd
|Spot the Shrimp|

May is around the corner, so you know what that means!  Keep your eyes peeled for fresh spot shrimp in local restaurants and markets.  Pandalus platyceros is the largest shrimp in Puget Sound.  Its sweet taste and firm texture remind one of lobster.  Read more at: https://www.seattlemag.com/article/search-spot-shrimp

|Scientific Discovery on Waterfront|

Scientists investigating reports of music on Pier 62 when the wind blows from the west have concluded that the phenomenon is magic! The lead scientist, Hal Humlen, said, "the whole place is magical and the first three hours of garage parking are free for anyone visiting." Wow, what a way to start the month.
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Seattle, WA -- April 1st

|Waterfront Treasure Hunt|

Looking for something nobody else has? Seattle's waterfront is a great place for treasure hunting! Two of the city's greatest kept secrets among savvy shoppers are Ye Olde Curiosity Shop (Pier 54) and Seattle Antiques Market (across from Seattle Aquarium at Pier 59). Come on down. The First 3 hours of garage parking are free! Don't miss it.
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Seattle, WA -- March 22nd
|Waterfront Treasure Hunt|

Looking for something nobody else has?  Seattles waterfront is a great place for treasure hunting!  Two of the citys greatest kept secrets among savvy shoppers are Ye Olde Curiosity Shop (Pier 54) and Seattle Antiques Market (across from Seattle Aquarium at Pier 59).  Come on down.  The First 3 hours of garage parking are free!  Dont miss it.

|Break 60|

Sixty degrees on Seattle's waterfront this week? It's a possibility with 58 forecasted over the coming days. It would be the first time in months. The piers are open and the first 3 hours of garage parking are free when you visit a participating business. Thank you, Jessica Lennard, for the great photos.
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Seattle, WA -- March 1st

|Colman Dock Milestone|

Congratulations to Washington State Ferries! As you can see in this photo, the final metal beam of the new ferry terminal structure at Pier 52 was put in place today under the watchful eye of the pros at Pacific Pile & Marine and Hoffman Construction Company.
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Seattle, WA -- February 19th
|Colman Dock Milestone|

Congratulations to Washington State Ferries!  As you can see in this photo, the final metal beam of the new ferry terminal structure at Pier 52 was put in place today under the watchful eye of the pros at Pacific Pile & Marine and Hoffman Construction Company.
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