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Tugboat Storytime Aboard the Arthur Foss

  • The Arthur Foss 860 Terry Avenue North Seattle, WA, 98109 United States (map)

Tugboat Storytime provides an engaging environment for younger children to enjoy maritime literature and boats. This is an opportunity to listen to stories and sing songs aboard one of the oldest tugboats afloat. Join other pre-schoolers and parents aboard Arthur Foss to listen to sea stories and maritime picture books read aloud. This free, drop-in program is organized by Northwest Seaport in partnership with The Center for Wooden Boats.

Bring your tots down to the boat to listen to CWB’s educators read aloud story books that tell of ships and the sea, in a kid-friendly way.

Please visit to pre-register.


Sue Kimpton is a Seattle native, and graduated from Washington State University in 1983 with a  BA in Finance and Economics.  Her post-graduate career has included retail management and consumer and commercial banking. For the past 25 years she has written numerous articles and short stories, and in 2007 she started a website writing business, "Word Play".  She has acted as newsletter editor for "Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children" and is currently a newsletter article writer and member  of the Assistance League of Seattle, which clothes children in need in the Seattle School District.  Over the past 7 years, she has collaborated with The Center For Wooden Boats and Northwest Seaport to tell   stories to preschoolers at "Tugboat Story Time" aboard the Arthur Foss Tugboat on South Lake Union.  She has also spun tales and performed at the Classic Workboat Show, the Maritime Heritage Festival, the South Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, KidQuest Children's Museum, Ryther Child Center and various preschools in Seattle.

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