Mike McGinn, Mayor
5/10/2012 8:03:00 AM
Seattle Parks and Recreation Honoring Seattle’s Maritime Tradition at North Passage Point Park
Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the unveiling of an Alaskan tugboat propeller industrial sculpture. This artwork is in tribute to the city’s maritime tradition and recently installed at North Passage Point Park. The dedication celebration for the new landmark, visible from the ship canal, is located at 600 NE Northlake Way. The event takes place Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 11 a.m. – noon.
The propeller was originally from a tug called the Arctic Bear that saw service in the shallow rivers of Alaska waterways. Bering Marine, of Seattle, donated the propeller in response to a request from Philip Thiel, professor emeritus from the University Of Washington College Of Architecture. Professor Thiel is a civil and naval architect.
Professor Thiel, with the support of the University District neighborhood groups and Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, proposed this industrial art installation at a park abutting Lake Union. The purpose is to honor the tradition of working watercraft that served Seattle and Alaska for decades.
”North Passage Point Park offers great views of Lake Union and now honors Seattle maritime heritage,” said Christopher Williams, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Acting Superintendent.
For additional information about the project, contact Project Manager Linda Hubert, Seattle Parks and Recreation, 206-386-1959 or email@example.com.
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