by Coach Dad
March 19, 2003
When the tour begins, you travel north, parallel with the Seattle skyline. The Space Needle is a unique sight from Seattle Harbor. You soon pass The Edgewater Hotel and hear the story of the Beatles fishing from the west-facing rooms. As the story goes, the fish the Beatles caught were never eaten. Instead, they were hidden under the mattresses and in the closets. A few years later, Led Zeppelin came to town and did the same thing. After that, fishing was forever banned from The Edgewater Hotel.
You get an up-close view of Port Seattle. I am from the Midwest, and my knowledge of international shipping was pretty limited. I really enjoyed this part of the tour. You see enormous cargo ships and super-tankers. The port has mammoth cranes with operators loading containers into the holds of these ships. The speed of the crane operators loading the containers is unbelievable. The battery in my digital camera died before we got to Port Seattle, so I don’t have any pictures of this part of the tour.
The Argosy is located at Pier 56, next door to Elliott’s Oyster House. Overall, it was a good experience. If the weather is nice, it is a fun and educational way to spend an hour in Seattle.
From journal Super Time in Seattle