Seafair Fleet arrivals, seen from West Seattle shores

(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.

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12 Replies to "Seafair Fleet arrivals, seen from West Seattle shores"

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    Marcus M July 31, 2012 (7:16 pm)

    All Hail Our Mighty Empire’s War Machines

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    RG July 31, 2012 (9:30 pm)

    Welcome USN. Go Navy!

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    Ken July 31, 2012 (10:22 pm)

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

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    Under Achiever August 1, 2012 (6:00 am)

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

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    Anne August 1, 2012 (7:59 am)

    GO NAVY!

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    whuut August 1, 2012 (8:59 am)

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

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    JAT August 1, 2012 (10:36 am)

    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.

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    Ex-Westwood Resident August 1, 2012 (10:46 am)

    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!!!!

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    Velo_nut August 1, 2012 (12:28 pm)

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

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    Rodg Petersen August 1, 2012 (2:23 pm)

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

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    Ex-Westwood Resident August 1, 2012 (3:34 pm)

    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.

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    RG August 1, 2012 (7:13 pm)

    Rodg; lol, you just made my day!

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