I'm not sure whether this is the official name as the main building is known as the South Lake Union Historic Ships Wharf, as evidenced by the brass plaque on the side of the building
There is a large white building by the water which is used for various functions. We have been inside a few years ago when it was rented for a wedding we attended. It is a grand building with a mezzanine level on the 2nd floor which runs along the perimeter of the building.
It appears that someone (the city of Seattle, the Navy ?) are spending serious funds during this economic downturn to refurbish the area. The building appears to have been freshly painted and the asphalt roadway in front has been removed and ready for a new surface. The grass field was previously a gravel parking lot
The boats moored along these docks are part of the Seattle Maritime Museum. We arrived early one Sunday morning having driven down from Vancouver. I would imagine that during warmer weather you would be able to walk on board these heritage vessels and poke above and below the decks to see what life was like aboard when they were in service.
Some of these boats have magnificent woodwork
While others are in various states of repair and renovation
If you were skillful you could commandeer this small boat
I'm not sure what this manacing round thing at the front of the bow is used for but imagine it is for ramming other ships, or for breaking ice in the north
It belongs to the Swiftsure
It was an interesting place to spend some time and photograph. The museum is located on the south shore of Lake Union and you are able to see the I-5 bridge in the background
While it was a cool December day I thought it unusual to see this sandwich board advertising a Sunday Ice Cream Cruise which ends up at Fremont eventually returning you back here (to your car).
On board, what else, but the Fremont Avenue
If you are free on a Sunday and have nothing to do consider having an ice cream cone while you cruise over to the Fremont District. It's not hard to find as you are only a stone's throw from the Seattle Space Needle, in the background