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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Farmboat Sets Sail

I heard about an exciting and fun program that starts tomorrow


A farmers market on the historic Virginia V.

They will be docked at Lake Union every Thursday through Christmas.

The group is in the process of restoring a historic Halibut Fleet boat and will take the market "on the road" to towns up and down Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. This was once a common means of getting freah products to these small towns. The Virginia V was used to transport farm goods to Seattle from Vashon Island back in the early 1900's


Good luck to all involved. It sounds like a fun and exciting program. They will even offer the opportunity to ride aboard to the different ports of call. Certainly an interesting way to see the local area in a slow relaxed pace.


  1. What a great idea, I hope you will keep us up to date on them. They remind me of the steam boats that still travel between the island in the Stockholm archipelago. I love old boats -- the viking in me, I guess. Also, I read your favorite book list with interest. Do you read fiction at all?

  2. Oh yes indeed I do read fiction. The book list reflects my favorite natural history books for Washington and general nature nutting.

    I need to add a "what I am reading" widget