PaNNTOA MiniVous: Tacoma
“A Cultural Experience”
September 8-10, 2017
Moorage will be available through Delin Docks Marina but actually at the Dock Street Marina, 253-572- 2524 http://www.delindocksmarina.com . Let them know you are with the Pacific Northwest Nordic Tug Owners Association (PaNNTOA) and the dates. You do NOT have to be a PaNNTOA member to attend, and are welcome to come early and stay later if you wish and space is available.
Moorage is $1.35 /ft., 30 Amp $3/day, 50 Amp $5/day. Dock is plumbed with sewer lines so they come to you and pump $10. Use the same phone to call for service. They also have cable TV connections. No WiFi. There will be a guest code for the gate and there are showers and rest rooms at the top of the ramp.
There are 21 spaces so first come first serve on a full service space. They did indicate we could get maybe as many as 28-30 if we secure stern in and raft together.
We have a tent on the dock with canvas sides and will provide continental service on the 9th and 10th in the morning. See the second page for all the shops and eating establishments on Pacific Avenue. It is just a 100 yard walk up the ramp to the street level, gentle stairs or elevator then across the Museum of Glass Bridge to the street.
1. Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) left on Pacific Ave. on the east side. No special events that weekend. It will be open from Adults $15, seniors $13, 10AM – 5PM.
2. Washington History Museum. You will arrive at the museum when your get to Pacific Ave. Exhibits primarily history of Washington and some aspect that helped develop the state. They also have a permanent model train exhibit. Adults $12, seniors 60+ $8. Open 10AM – 5PM.
3. Museum of Glass. You will see it at the top of the ramp from the dock. The Chihuly Bridge is your access to Pacific Ave so you would walk by the glass wall that houses many of the pieces created by him and his students. It is outside the museum and you do not need to pay to see it. There is also a refection pool with rotating glass displays in it from different artists. If the Hot Shop or “Cone” is going that is fascinating to see them working the glass. Saturday 9/9, schedule:
a. Fusing Workshop, 11AM.
b. Family Day: Mystical Maquettes, 1PM.
c. Chihuly, Walking tour, 2PM.
Adults $15 seniors 62+ $12. 10AM – 5PM.
4. LeMay: Amercia’s Car Museum; follow Dock Street, in front of Glass Museum, to intersection with “D” Street then a comfortable walk up the hill towards the Tacoma Dome and it is on your right. Even though this is a “Car Museum” of interest to the guys I think the history of the vintage cars on the ramps will be interesting to all. Development of the Automobile and the people you could find driving the respective types and models. Interesting history in the pictorial narrations.
Adults $18, seniors $16. Open 10AM – 5PM.
Dock Street Restaurants
Social Bar and grill. The fish peddler. Both accessible from the walk way at the top of the ramp, turn right and they are on the left. That walkway by the way is a nice evening walk along the water. More detail on restaurants close-by on Pacific Avenue is available on the Delin Docks website.
The tram that runs the center of Pacific Ave. is free in the city. If you want to venture beyond the Museum District, north to the right, on the tram is the center of the city. Primarily a financial district. There are some other restaurants and a few shops. South to the left you will find more industrial section other than Freigh House square and a couple of antique shops/auctions on Puyallup Ave.
I hope that is enough Data. We will have an evening reservation in one of these spots for Saturday night. I will pass it on when I have it set.
Anchorage on the way.
Marcia and I find Port Blakely at the south east end of Bainbridge is a great way spot to anchor out on our way home. It is about 3 hours to Tacoma from there, 7kn. You have the lights of Seattle in the evening and protection from the South West winds. It is about 4 hours from Edmonds and 4/5 from Port Tounsend.
Looking forward to seeing you in Tacoma.
Please call Carter Barnes 253-279-9179, if you have any questions or suggestions.