Local author to narrate Steamship Saturday Cruises

Too High, Too Steep author, David B. Williams, will narrate a one-hour cruise on Lake Union aboard the Virginia V steamship, the last of its kind, built almost 100 years ago of old growth timbers and used as part of the Mosquito Fleet. “I will be discussing some history on the lake, the ship canal/locks, and the Mosquito Fleet,” he notes on his website.

There are four more excursions this summer, two each “Steamship Saturday,” July 28 and Aug 25. Kick back enjoy a glass of beer or wine (they’ll be available for sale along with sodas and snacks onboard), drink in the views as well, and partake in some colorful local history.

The tour is a collaboration between the Center for Wooden Boats and the Virginia V Foundation.

“There’s a cost but it’s worth it because the boat is so lovely,” adds Williams.

To find out more check out Steamship Saturdays.

The Virginia V also offers other wonderful excursions this summer.