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What's Happening on Boats?

Olympia Engine Room: Behind-the-Scenes and Technology Tour

Saturday, October 11, 2014
30 minute tours at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Explore the inner workings of the oldest surviving steel warship still afloat! This tour includes and in-depth look at the engine and boiler rooms including a demonstration of working machinery and technical discussions of communications and propulsion technologies.

Becuna

Saturday, October 11, 2014
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Come aboard a World War II BALAO-class submarine for a first person interpretation by submarine vets. Tours of the Control Tower available.


The Fleisher Sketching Class

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Join The Fleisher for a unique opportunity to sketch costumed pirates on the fantail of Olympia. Sketching demonstrations and individual guidance will help you capture these dynamic maritime actors as they pose. Your registration includes Festival admission for the full day. The Seaport Museum welcomes you to stay after the workshop to draw the boats and ships that will be here for the Festival including a fleet of small craft boats, several tall ships, and Antique and Classic wooden boats. Bringing a sketchbook you can hold is recommended. Drawing materials are limited to pen, pencil, watercolors or charcoal. Specific details such as location, your Festival wristbands, directions and other details will come via email. 

 

 

 

Living History Crew

Saturday, October 11, 2014
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 12, 2014
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Olympia's Living History Crew will present accurate and interesting historical interpretation aboard Cruiser Olympia.



Tall Ship Deck Tours

During Festival hours, visitors can go aboard the Tall Ships for deck tours and enjoy talking with the ship's crew, as well as see how they live and work aboard. Please check the Festival program for scheduled river tours.

 

 

 

 


Shanty Sails on the Mystic Whaler

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Join Geoff Kaufman and the crew of the Mystic Whaler for shanty sails on the river. Sing along with ancient ballads and songs of the sea. 

 

 

 

 

 

Rowboat Races

Saturday, October 11, 2014
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 11, 2014
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Rent a boat and participate in rowboat races in the basin.