Light on the Lake
Light on the Lake
A Benefit for Lightship No. 83 Swiftsure
Thursday, April 17 | 6:00 pm 8:00 pm
The Historic Ships Wharf, Lake Union Park
Tickets $100 | Attire: "Shipyard Chic"
Join us aboard Lightship No. 83 for an exclusive, behind the scenes glimpse of the ongoing restoration of this National Historic Landmark, the oldest floating lighthouse in the United States. Enjoy cocktails, music, and hors d'oeuvres as you explore the cabins, officers' quarters and engine room while the patina of the ship's rich history is still visible in the faded paint, elegant woodwork, and steam era machinery. Even try your hand at bolting down a new deck plank with our lead shipwright!
Northwest Seaport, now celebrating 50 years of service to the community, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime heritage of the Puget Sound and Northwest Coast, as well as development of maritime-based educational programs and opportunities for the public.
The Light on the Lake benefit will be Northwest Seaport's first fundraiser on-board the Lightship. This premier event will be the last chance to experience the 1904 Lightship before the restoration of the historic interior begins. Proceeds will benefit the ongoing restoration, including the installation of a new wooden deck.
Built in 1904 (8 years before Titanic), Lightship No. 83 served on all five west coast lightship stations during its 55 years of operation. It rescued shipwreck victims, narrowly survived a collision, served as an armed patrol vessel in WWII and guided thousands of ships safely in and out of west coast ports including San Francisco and the Swiftsure. Retired from Coast Guard service in 1960, L.V. 83 was purchased by Northwest Seaport (then Save Our Ships) in 1966 to become a museum ship.
Keep the light on the lake burning brightly! Tickets are available for $100 (includes Northwest Seaport membership). Become a Light Keeper today!
Lightship No. 83 Swiftsure, The Historic Ships Wharf, Lake Union Park (View)
860 Terry Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|