The Seattle, Washington Waterfront is a beautiful area of parks, piers and terminals. You can visit the Seattle Aquarium, Myrtle Edwards Park, Olympic Sculpture Park, Victoria Clipper Terminal and many other sites. There are many restaurants, shopping, bike paths, fishing piers and many beautiful views.
In the summer the old tugboat “Arthur Foss” can be found at Pier 69. The pier was almost destroyed by fire in 1920. Pier 67 has been home to the Edgewater Hotel since 1962. In 1900 the old pier 69 was built by the Roslyn Coal and Coke C9mpany. In the 1920’s the American Can Company occupied the area. In 1993 Pier 69 became the home of the Victoria clipper ferries.
In 1902 Pier 70 was built for fishing and shipping industries. Pier 70 is one of the largest docks. At one time Pier 70 was used as a terminal for the blue Funnel and Hamburg-American shipping lines. In 1916 the upper pier was destroyed but it was rebuilt. Pier 70 was torn down to build the Myrtle Edwards Park.
In 1976 the Elliott bay park’s name was changed to Myrtle Edwards Park. The park has over 1 mile of bike and hiking paths along Elliot bay. There are beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains. There is also a beautiful view of Mt. Rainier and the Puget Sound.
When you visit Seattle’s waterfront you must check out the Olympic Sculpture Park. This park occupies a 9 acre site. This area was an industrial site and now it is a beautiful park. There are many great sculptures here.
The Seattle Aquariums a great place to take your children. There are so many exhibits that will keep your children busy for hours. The Aquarium is located on the waterfront. The Aquarium concentrates on the fish life in Puget Sound. The exhibits consist of many fish, animals and birds that make the waterfront area their home. The sea lions and sea otters are among the popular attractions. The Seattle Aquarium is an awesome place to visit.
Pier 36 is home to the Coast guard Museum. There is much to see here. You will find models of Coast guard cutters. There are photographs that are very interesting. There are 3 400 foot Coast guard icebreakers. There are 2 378 foot Coast Guard cutters that make Pier 36 their home.
Pier 66 is home to the Maritime Discovery Center. There are fun and educational exhibits. You can try loading a container ship. You can paddle a kayak and see how the fish are processed in Alaska. There are many things you can do here. The simulated activities are great and very life like. You will enjoy your time spent here. Visiting the Seattle Waterfront is an experience to remember.