Interested in Northwest Maritime History? Doing a School Report?
A new Northwest maritime history web search tool, www.threesheetsnw.com/maritimeheritage, makes it easy to find out where explorers first landed, where native canoes came ashore, where maritime artifacts are stored and where the region's nationally registered historic vessels are home-ported. This handy resource will benefit teachers, students and anyone interested in local maritime history.
The Center for Wooden Boats, Northwest Seaport, The Virginia V Foundation and Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, along with the Pacific Northwest Maritime Heritage Council and the maritime news website Three Sheets Northwest, have jointly launched a new Northwest Maritime Heritage search site. The online resource allows users to find the region's historic ships, lighthouses, maritime museums and events to help them explore the Northwest’s nautical past. Users can search by topic of interest, specific vessel or by keyword.
“It’s estimated that more than half a million people visit Northwest Maritime heritage sites, maritime museums, historic vessels, lighthouses and other locations in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon every year,” said Les Bolton, executive director of the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority and one of the co-chairs of the Pacific Northwest Maritime Heritage Council. “This new online search tool is designed to make it easier for people to find the exact type of maritime heritage sites or vessels that appeal to them.”
To learn more about Northwest maritime history, visit the new website at www.threesheetsnw.com/maritimeheritage.