Seafair Fleet arrivals, seen from West Seattle shores

July 31, 2012 at 5:36 pm | In Seen at sea, West Seattle news | 12 Comments

(Photo by Gary Jones)
The Seafair fleet started arriving this afternoon for tomorrow’s Parade of Ships/Flight – and many stopped to watch along Elliott Bay shores, including the photographers who shared these images. Above, that’s the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (we’ll be on board tomorrow since it’s the official media-ridealong ship), one of several ships visiting this year.

(Photo by Doug B)
After the parade tomorrow, 1:45-2:15 along the downtown waterfront (should be visible from Alki/Duwamish Head/Harbor Avenue shoreline a little earlier), the ships will be open for tours Thursday-Sunday – hours and locations are on this Seafair webpage.


  1. All Hail Our Mighty Empire’s War Machines

    Comment by Marcus M — 7:16 pm July 31, 2012 #

  2. Welcome USN. Go Navy!

    Comment by RG — 9:30 pm July 31, 2012 #

  3. Yes, welcome indeed USN! And many thanks for your service and sacrifices.

    Comment by Ken — 10:22 pm July 31, 2012 #

  4. More likened to a police boat for the world than an empirical war machine, Marcus. All hail, indeed.

    Comment by Under Achiever — 6:00 am August 1, 2012 #

  5. GO NAVY!

    Comment by Anne — 7:59 am August 1, 2012 #

  6. Criminy, time to hide the ole’ lady. I just hate it when the fleet’s in!

    Comment by whuut — 8:59 am August 1, 2012 #

  7. Fascinating discussion. @ Under Achiever, according to Wikipedia: The standard positivist view of EMPIRICALly acquired information has been that observation, experience, and experiment serve as neutral arbiters between competing theories. (emphasis added)

    So one theory:
    Empire’s War Machines(Marcus M)
    the competing theory:
    Police boat for the world(Under Achiever)

    I’m not sure who elected us boss of the world, on the other hand, our navy does proclaim itself a “global force for good” with a straight face.

    I’ll just say it’s probably a good idea to show the folks back home what their taxes are paying for every now and then.

    Comment by JAT — 10:36 am August 1, 2012 #

  8. Just remember Marcus M these “War Machines” and the men and women who man them guarantee and protect your freedom to make idiotic comment like that. So do me and all who served a favor and show a modicum of respect and intelligence!!!!

    Comment by Ex-Westwood Resident — 10:46 am August 1, 2012 #

  9. Go Navy! ET2(14QM)SS USS Georgia SSBN 729 B

    Comment by Velo_nut — 12:28 pm August 1, 2012 #

  10. Sure glad we have a sufficiency of Coasties around to provide adult supervision for all these squids.

    Comment by Rodg Petersen — 2:23 pm August 1, 2012 #

  11. Well Rodg I was going to join the CG…But I didn’t meet the height requirement. I wasn’t 6′ or over so they wouldn’t take me.

    Comment by Ex-Westwood Resident — 3:34 pm August 1, 2012 #

  12. Rodg; lol, you just made my day!

    Comment by RG — 7:13 pm August 1, 2012 #

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