Historic Tall ship, Schooner Zodiac to visit Foss Waterway this weekend


The Foss Waterway Seaport, Puget Sound’s maritime heritage, education and event center, will host the Bellingham-based Schooner Zodiac. It will be docked at the Foss Waterway Seaport, from June 14-17. Entry for dockside tours of the Zodiac will be free with paid admission to the Foss Waterway Seaport.

The Zodiac is a classic, 160-foot, two masted gaff rigged schooner, U.S. Coast Guard certified vessel, launched in 1924 built for the heirs to the Johnson &Johnson family was designed by William Hand Jr to epitomize the best features of the American fishing schooner.

Dinner cruises will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each evening. Passengers are welcome to assist in the raising and maneuvering of the ship’s sails or take a turn steering the ship. Representatives of the Zodiac will be aboard each sail to educate passengers about the maritime history and marine life around Tacoma. The Zodiac will also host a Father’s Day brunch sail on Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tickets for all of the sails are $85 per adult and $65 for kids and include a delicious buffet meal prepared in the ship’s galley. Each sail ticket is also good for admission to the Seaport’s museum during the Zodiac’s four day port call.

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