Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Skagit Sets Sail exhibit at Skagit Historical Museum

New exhibit at the Skagit Historical Museum chronicles the County's maritime past.

Skagit Sets Sail brochure

Download the Skagit Sets Sail brochure here.

This exhibit looks interesting.  The maritime past of La Conner and the greater Skagit County area is important and helped lead to the development of the American Tug.  The County was founded on Agriculture, Logging, Fishing, Shipping and Boatbuilding and continues all of those traditions today.

One of the very first fiberglass boat builders, Skagit Plastics, was founded in La Conner in 1954.  Today the Skagit Valley is home to American Tug, Nordic Tug, Fathom Boats, Janicki Industries, Fibrex Corp, Northern Marine and San Juan Composites all working in Fiberglass.

The Skagit Historical Museum is perched on the hill in the middle of La Conner, and from their observation deck you can see the American Tug facility at the north basin of the La Conner Marina.

General information, hours and exhibit information can be found here.