Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council Navy League of the US

29 July: Seafair Fleet Week Ship Rider Program

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The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) transits Elliott Bay during a parade of ships to kickoff Seafair week. Seafair activities allow the U.S. and Canadian Sailors and Coast Guardsmen to experience the local community and promote awareness of the maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin A. Johndro/RELEASED)

As part of Fleet Week during this year’s Seattle Seafair, Third Fleet is hosting a guest cruise aboard a U.S. Navy vessel Wednesday, July 29. The guest cruise is open to all U.S. citizens, twelve years of age and older. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The cruise will depart from and return to the Seattle waterfront and may last from six to eight hours, including boarding and disembarking. Cost for this exciting day at sea is $20 regardless of age and includes lunch on board the ship as it cruises around Puget Sound. The $20 is necessary to cover Shiprider Program administrative expenses, including lunch on the ship.

Transportation to and from the departure point is not included, and nearby parking is limited so public transportation is recommended.

Participants will be able to tour the ship, which include walking through passageways and climbing ladders. For safety reasons, participant must meet certain physical requirements such as the ability to walk or stand on steel decks for several hours, the ability to climb steep and narrow stairwells and ladders, and non-dependence on such items likes canes, crutches, walkers or casts.

If you are interested in participating in this year’s seafair Ship Ride Please contact Byron Faber Email: byfaber@centurytel.net, Cell 360-434-1144

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