The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To provide a gathering place where maritime history comes alive through direct experience and our small craft heritage is enjoyed, preserved, and passed along to future generations.
Our mission is to work together to increase awareness and build passion for preservation of traditional maritime heritage skills and craft. We are a hands-on museum where historic wooden boats and traditional seamanship is kept alive through active use. Our programs are designed to get people using their hands: rowing, sailing, learning to tie knots, or telling sea stories. Our programs are meant to be fun, engaging, and accessible to all regardless or income or prior skill. We are a museum, a community center, a place of research and study, and an urban playground located right in the heart of Seattle.