If you’re looking for a unique Valentine idea, consider spending the holiday on a historic steam ferry! Board the Virginia V where Dan Roberts will lead everyone on a fun holiday edition of a Chantey sing-a-long.
The Virginia V (the “V” represents the Roman numeral five) is the last operational model of a Mosquito Fleet steamer.
The ship was built in 1922 for the West Pass Transportation Company and was a portion of a large fleet of freight carrying / passenger ships linking the ports of Puget Sound. In 1976 the non-profit Steamer Virginia V Foundation was formed to preserve the vessel. They were able to purchase the ship in 1980 for $127,000.
Valentine’s Day Chantey Sing-A-Long
Friday, February 14, 2014
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Free and fun for all ages
Historic Ferry Virginia V
South Lake Union
860 Terry Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
The Seattle Chantey Sing-a-long was started over 10 years ago, with free sessions held every month.
Pre-schoolers and their parents can also enjoy stories and sing songs onboard the Tugboat Arthur Foss, also at Heritage Wharf at Lake Union Park in Seattle at the same address as the Virginia V. This free drop-in program is held every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 11:00 a.m.