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Steamship Virginia V

The Virginia V is the last of the working steamships that were built to transport freight on Puget Sound before roads. In the early 1900's, there were hundreds of vessels like the Virginia V that ran regular routes between the islands, towns and beach communities on a daily basis.

The Virginia V was launched in 1922 from the shores of Vashion Island. Here original purpose was largely to haul passengers and farm goods to Seattle and Tacoma.

The Virginia V is maintained by the Virginia V Foundation, a non-proffit organization dedicated to preserving this historic steamship.

Visit www.virginiav.org web site

The Lake Union Park Floating Market will be held on Thursdays from 11-3 PM at the Lake Union Park Wharf. Come down and enjoy this exciting little market with local foods and crafts from around the Puget Sound region. Meet farmers and artisan food producers and enjoy a gourmet lunch. LEARN MORE >>

Come Along with Us!

What a great way to sample locally grown foods and wine! Enjoy the scenery and classic maritime culture as you learn about savory local treats while leisurely cruising local waters! LEARN MORE >>

The FarmBoat Floating Market aboard the Virginia V at Lake Union Park is closed due to City of Seattle adverse policies against small businesses. For more information, see "FarmBoat Under Siege."

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