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Fishing Vessel History this Sunday

by Kurt Hoehne

The folk at Foss Waterway Seaport continue to wrap their arms around the entire martime tradition of the Pacific Northwest. This time, they are featuring history expert and naval architect Jim Cole to talk about fishing vessels. This promises to be a fascinating event for anyone interested in our commercial fishing heritage. –KH

6e37b181-2880-4f18-bf22-505c94a5e325From Foss Waterway Seaport:

James Cole: Drawing on Our History: Fishing Vessels of the Puget Sound and Alaska

Sunday, August 10: artist, author, and naval architect James Cole talks about the history of fishing vessels of the Puget Sound and Alaska.

The Foss Waterway Seaport is honored to host Jim Cole, who will talk about fishing vessels of the Pacific Northwest, and in particular those from Tacoma. James (Jim) Cole is a native of Tacoma and graduated from the University of Washington and works as a naval architect. 40df1c48-dbcc-47b6-be02-95b1d2859692Jim is an accomplished artist, maritime historian, and author, writing a series of over 40 articles for Fisherman’s News and recently authored the book “Drawing on Our History – Fishing Vessels of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska”, which features his art and writings.

“Drawing on Our History” is a must-have addition to anyone interested in Northwest and maritime history. A captivating speaker, Jim indulges the his audience with combining a mastery of maritime history with the artistry of his original architectural drawings and paintings. Jim is semi-retired at the age of 83 and still works part-time as a naval architect.

Attendance is free with the cost of admission
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street
Tacoma WA 98402

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