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.

MV Lotus is open for tours on the weekends 11am - 4pm so come on by. It's warm inside, even if it's still raining outside!

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Greet the Season | At Lake Union Park

Come to Lake Union Park this Saturday, Nov 26, for Greet the Season! MV Lotus will be participating, along with the other historic ships, MOHAI, and Center for Wooden Boats. Hoping for nice weather :) Join the partners of Lake Union Park for a one-of-a-kind family-oriented holiday event! Greet the Season at Lake Union Park features activities for all ages, including toy boat building, cookie decorating, crafts, music and dance performances! The event opens at 10am and there are activities through...

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Reminder for Story Time and Book Signing aboard MV Lotus tomorrow, Sat, Nov. 12, from 1-3 pm. Come hear about the tale of Shilshole Marina cats Captain Jimmy and Ms. Modo in Making Friends, a charming book by Kristen Sierra. We're docked on the Historic Ships Wharf at Lake Union Park.

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COME ! for a cozy story time aboard Lotus.Saturday November 12 th.
Our friend Kristen Sierra met LOTUS and two great dock cats - Captain Jimmy & Miss Modo - in Shilshole Marina years ago. Observing the antics and acceptance of creatures in their world, Kristen sat down and wrote a charming story. We hope this is the first of many! RSVP or Just Drop By You're invited to Making Friends / A Book Signing Event - Click here to RSVP

LOTUS & Our Edwardian guests & crew will be Rooting for the Rowers in 20th Annual Tail of the Lake Regatta sponsored by Holy Names Academy and Lake Union Crew. Look for us out in front of Gas Works Park this coming Sunday morning - October 2.

Last Friday I put the 6th coat of polyurethane on the top rail of the MV Lotus bow. All ready for winter! Christian Gruye left me a cute drawing after coat #3. I'll be watching to see how it holds up.

[08/25/16]   Know someone who would like to spend the winter in Seattle? We are interviewing for a third House Steward aboard Lotus. This is a volunteer position of Hospitality, Housekeeping and Night Watch.
Send resume or request interview Thanks!




Historic Ships Wharf At Center For Wooden Boats & MOHAI - 1010 Valley St
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