North Passage Point Park
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A propeller from the Arctic Bear – a shallow draft tug that saw service in the icy fjords of Alaska – was recently installed at North Passage Point Park abutting Lake Union. Bering Marine of Seattle donated the propeller at the request of Philip Theil, naval architect and professor emeritus at the University of Washington’s School of Architecture. It was Mr. Theil’s idea to honor the tradition of working watercraft that plied Lake Union’s waters for decades.
Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation in a community celebration of this project, Sunday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the park.
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4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
ABOUT THE PARK
Parks sprout up in the strangest places! This little one, and it's South Passage sister directly across the channel, sit between the pillars of the Freeway Bridge on the water passage between Lake Union and Portage Bay. Finished in 1977, it offers two small picnic on the grass, and several benches on a concrete bulkhead at the water's edge.
North and South Passage Points were two of a "patchwork" of properties acquired in the development of I-5. Development of the parks was funded by the Forward Thrust bond.
To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.
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