Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lake Union Steamboat ride

My recent trip to Seattle was mostly a chance to pack up the house, but we did have time to play a little.  On Sunday morning we went with my Dad to the wooden boat center on Lake Union.  We were lucky enough to get signed up for a steamboat ride on the Puffin.

The Puffin, built in 1906, is a 19' boat with a small steam engine that generates 5HP.  With a total of six passengers including two to operate the boat we took a nice cruise around Lake Union taking turns piloting the boat and blowing the whistle.  This was a great way to see a little of Lake Union and learn about steam engines.

The Steam Engine and boiler

Dad and I waiting to board the Puffin

Checking out some Lake Union house boats

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