MV Lotus Foundation

1909 Historic Cruising Houseboat on the National Register of Historic Places. Lodge & Event Venue. Free Dockside Tours Thursday - Sunday 11-4.

Lotus was launched in 1909 during the Alaska, Yukon Pacific Exposition in Seattle, Washington. Using the most talented marine engineers and architects and shipyard details in design and construction let alone her representation of a bygone era in Pacific Northwest History. Her sturdy design is capable and handsome on the water - but step inside and your first words will likely be "Wow". She is mostly original and true to her photo history. Extremely comfortable and spacious - commodious was the word of the day - she sleeps 10 with 2 baths (one a shower and the other a full size claw foot tub), dine on your own picnic in the large galley or in the view rich pilot house. 70 feet of covered deck and lots of comfortable seating makes a wonderful gathering spot.

Sun made red by ash, reflecting off water onto salon ceiling.

Look how pretty it is down here!

Happy guests on the upper deck.

Last full moon rising before the eclipse later this month . . .

Lotus by the light of the moon . . .

(and, yes, also by the lights of Seattle at night)

Our next door neighbors!

Blue Angels fly by too fast for my camera!

Open for visitors on First Thursday!

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