Maritime Folknet


Northwest Tugboat Tales
is available for sale online at
CD Baby.

Or, you can buy a copy at the
Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing on the second Friday of every month.  To find the date and location of the next sing, check the Northwest Seaport web site.

December 2011

Maritime Folknet is aiding the maritime community by providing assistance with some upcoming events. 

Here are short descriptions:

Benefit Concert for Teresa Morgan has been changed to a song circle in her memory.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Center for Wooden Boats

1010 Valley Street, Seattle, 98109

Admission free, donations suggested.

With the sudden passing of Teresa Morgan, the benefit concert has been changed to a song circle in her memory, as an opportunity for community and healing.  Please join us as we gather to remember and honor Teresa.  Donations will be given to Teresa’s family to cover her final expenses.  The location will be the Center for Wooden Boats, from 7 to 10 pm.

Later, there will be a memorial/life remembrance event for Teresa, at a date and location yet to be announced.

Please read the message from Jan Elliott-Glanister on the Victory Music web site.  She has some good advice about dealing with this unexpected loss.

The series of benefit concerts planned for 2012 might continue, to establish a fund for musicians in need, in memory of Teresa.  This has not yet been decided.
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There will be a memorial service for Teresa Morgan at Immanuel Lutheran Church on December 18 at 5 pm.  Stories and pictures are welcome.

If you would like, you can bring a special Christmas ornament in dedication to Teresa and Arwen, to be given to Lara and her family. You may bring an ornament on the 11th or the 18th.

Cookies, Crafts & Carols at Lake Union Park
Saturday, December 10, 2011  from Noon to 4pm

Historic Ships Wharf at Lake Union Park and The Center for Wooden Boats

860 Terry Ave N, Seattle WA 98109

Free (Donations gratefully accepted)

Holiday activities for all ages. Make cards & ornaments, decorate cookies, drink cider & cocoa, hear carols sung, board historic ships like Steamship Virginia V, Tug Arthur Foss, Schooner Adventuress.  Singers will include The Village Carolers, Dan Roberts, and several youth choirs.

For more information:

Sponsored by The At Lake Union Park Working Group (including The Center for Wooden Boats, The Steamer Virginia V Foundation, Northwest Seaport, Maritime Folknet, and Sound Experience).

Free All–Day SEA MUSIC FEST on Oct. 23, 2010


Maritime Folknet will be presenting a free all-day Sea Music Fest on October 23, from 10 am to 4 pm, in collaboration with Northwest Seaport and Discovery Modelers. 


You can hear six different maritime music acts while shopping for used books, rummage, CDs and maritime collectibles.There will be activities for all ages, including a coloring area for kids, and displays of ship models.

Click the links below for photos and more information about the performers.


10 am    Mariide

11 am    Jon Pfaff 
Noon     Tugboat Bromberg 
1 pm      Dan Roberts
2 pm      Marek Skoczylas
3 pm      Chris Roe


 Armory Building at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle

Oct. 13.
Check the More Information section for a link to a new maritime music blog by Chris Glanister.

Photos taken at the CD Release Party can now be seen in the photo section.  See some of your favorite songs performed aboard the historic 1889 tugboat Arthur Foss.

Updated on Aug 26

CD Release Party for ‘Northwest Tugboat Tales’
will be Aug 29 aboard the historic tug Arthur Foss

Aboard the historic tug Arthur Foss
At the Historic Ships Wharf at Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Sunday, Aug 29, 3:00-6:30 pm

At the CD release party, you will be able to meet some of the musicians and hear some of the songs performed live.  Free snacks and beverages, and a chance to tour the historic Arthur Foss.

Performing will be The Whateverly Brothers, Watch the Sky, Chris Roe, Cannery Row, Jon Pfaff & Mary Garvey, and probably several others. Dejah Leger will be there, as will Matthew Moeller.  Tugboat Bromberg will be there, and will bring copies of his brand new CD, "Here There Be Pirates".  See the Tugboat
CD page for more information on these wonderful performers.

After the performances, there will be a chantey sing/jam session until around 6:30 pm.

It's predicted to be partly sunny on Sunday afternoon, with no rain, but if we get any sprinkles we will have canopies up for both performers and audience so you will stay dry. (Except for your choice of free beverages.)  The event is for all ages in a family atmosphere, but there will be adult beverages available for those that want them, and of course soft drinks and water.

June 7, 2010 
The Northwest Tugboat Tales is available for sale online at CD Baby.

Or, you can buy a copy at the Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing on the second Friday of every month.  To find the date and location of the next sing, check the Northwest Seaport web site.

May 27, 2010  Tugboats on KUOW:
You Can Listen to the Podcast Online Anytime

Three performers from the Northwest Tugboat Tales CD (Jon Pfaff, Mary Garvey, Chris Roe) were featured on KUOW's Weekday show.  You can listen to the podcast here. (Click on download in the center column.)  The radio show also included Jim Cole, past president of Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society; Rick Shrewsbury, the co-owner of Western Towboat Co., and excerpts of several songs from the CD.

May 29, 2010  Tugboat Show at Folklife

Over a hundred people attended the Tugboat Show at the Northwest Folklife Festival, which included some of the performers and songs from the Northwest Tugboat Tales CD.

An album release concert/party is still to come.  Watch this news page for an announcement of the date and time.

May 28, 2010    Northwest Tugboat Tales CD

Maritime Folknet has produced its first CD,
Northwest Tugboat Tales, a compilation of 17 songs by various performers.  Some of the songs were written and recorded especially for this CD.  We are very excited about the quality of the music.

The CD will be available for sale for the first time at the Folklife Store at the Northwest Folklife Festival, May 28 - May 31.

If you want to purchase the CD by mail, check back here soon for a link to CD Baby.

For more information about the CD, see the Tugboat CD page.

There will be a CD release party coming up in June, date and place to be announced.  Check back here for news.

May 26, 2010   Support the Historic Collins Building

Maritime Folknet supports Historic Everett and the Everett Maritime Museum in their quest to redevelop the historic Collins Building on the Everett Waterfront into a Farmer's Market and Maritime Museum.  We are especially interested in the possibility of including a small performance space that could be used for maritime concerts, fisher poet gatherings, and other cultural events.

To see a PDF file of the letter that Maritime Folknet wrote to the Port of Everett, click here.

The Collins Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Historic Everett has been a leader in the battle to prevent the demolition of this historic building.

To learn more, visit the Historic Everett web site or the Port of Everett site.

On June 5th, the Port of Everett will hold a public meeting to discuss the possibility of redeveloping the Collins Building.  Public support and input is needed.  Please send letters or attend the meeting, or both. 

Please send letters to:

Port of Everett Commissioners email addresses:
Troy McClelland:
Mark Wolken
Michael Hoffman
The mailing address is:
Port of Everett, P.O. Box 538, Everett, WA 98206
In addition, please CC both Historic Everett and Everett Maritime Museum.

Update, June 2010

Sadly, the Port of Everett chose to demolish the Collins Building rather than renovate it for a maritime museum.  We hope that the Everett Maritime Museum will be successful in finding a space to create a museum.

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