S/V Ocean Watch from Around the Americas Expedition at 32nd Annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

Tour the boat, construct a marine food web, drive the submersible ROV (remotely operated vehicle), and conduct cloud observations for NASA

SEATTLE – August 13, 2010 – Seattle’s 32nd annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show gets underway on Wednesday September 15th at 10am and continues through Sunday 19th, 2010. It will not only give show-goers an opportunity to shop for and tour the boats of their dreams but will also provide kids and adults alike the chance to learn more about the marine science and ocean health issues explored by the scientists and crew of Ocean Watch during their recent voyage Around the Americas.


sailing vessel "Ocean Watch"Tour the 64’ Ocean Watch from “Around the Americas” Expedition
Around the Americas’ 64-foot sailing vessel Ocean Watch will be on display after completing its 28,000 nautical mile, year-long expedition around North and South America. Ocean Watch returned to Seattle June 17, 2010 from its mission of inspiring, educating, and engaging citizens of the Americas to protect our fragile oceans and changing ocean environment. During the expedition the crew explored marine health issues including polar ice melt, coral reef health and ocean acidification. Around the Americas (aroundtheamericas.org) was organized by Pacific Science Center and Sailors for the Sea.


Learn from hands-on science exhibits at the Pacific Science Center booth
Show-goers can learn more about the marine science and ocean health issues explored by the scientists and crew of Ocean Watch during their voyage Around the Americas. They will be able to participate in hands-on activities, including: constructing a marine food web; learning about water sampling techniques; driving the submersible ROV (remotely operated vehicle); conducting cloud observations for NASA; learning about ocean acidification; and talking to the crew to learn about their travels and discoveries around North and South America.


More boats, more styles, more fun
From cabin cruisers to sailboats to hundred-foot mega-yachts and everything in between, Boats Afloat has it all! More than 50 distinct brands of yachts and 50 brokers and dealers from Washington, Oregon, California, Florida and British Columbia, Canada will display their yachts. Yachts represented will include Ocean Alexander, Selene, Westport, Bayliner, Kadey Krogen, Sunseeker, American Tug, Regal, Hallberg-Rassy, Jeanneau, J-Boat, Hunter, Catalina and more. Some 30 shore side exhibitors with professional services from marine finance and insurance to yacht linens and yacht maintenance will also exhibit at the show. 

What: Lake Union Boats Afloat Show
When: September 15–19, 2010
Wednesday thru Sunday
Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM, Daily
Location: South Lake Union, Seattle
Tickets: ADULTS: $12
YOUTH (11-17): $5
KIDS 10 and Under: Free
  Receive a free ride on the Seattle Streetcar and a $25 gift card good at Daniel’s Broiler or Chandler’s Crabhouse with e-Ticket purchase
Getting There: Limited parking lots near the show. For convenience park downtown and take the Seattle Street Car directly to the show on South Lake Union.
Contact: Lisa Samuelson
Samuelson Communications
Cell: 206-954-2574




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