Seafair fleet, report #2: As seen from shore – plus, tour info

August 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm | In Seen at sea, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

While we were covering the Seafair Parade of Ships from on board the USS Bunker Hill (here’s our report, with video), many were enjoying the view from the shore, and shared their photos so we could show them to you. Above, Mandi spotted the flag-waving man atop the Alki seawall. Further west, along the open beach, Anne from Ventana Construction (WSB sponsor) says they were en route back from a job site when they caught sight of the fireboat Leschi:

When it moved further into the bay, West Seattle photographer Jim Clark got this view:

And he photographed some of the flyovers too:

P-3 Orion, we believe. Back to the ships – Gary Jones caught them passing Alki Point, starting with the one your editor here was on, the USS Bunker Hill:

The USS New Orleans was the third U.S. Navy ship in the parade:

And toward the end, the Nanaimo, from the Canadian Coast Guard, had a USCG escort:

Mary K spotted a stand-up paddleboarder watching the USS Halsey go by:

Tomorrow through Sunday, you can tour the U.S. Navy ships that were in today’s parade – tour hours are 9:30 am-3:30 pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and noon-3:30 pm on Sunday. The Bunker Hill is at Pier 48 south of Colman Dock downtown; the Halsey is at Pier 66 downtown (Bell Street); the New Orleans is at Pier 90 in Magnolia. More info here.


  1. Some great photos! Love the one with the paddle boarder!!

    Comment by Db — 10:15 pm August 1, 2012 #

  2. Flag-waving man rocks!

    Comment by RG — 10:37 am August 2, 2012 #

  3. Thanks for these great shots.

    Comment by Mary E OConnor — 11:57 am August 2, 2012 #

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