Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Charles Van Damme Ferry Project is On a Roll

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Among the WPH works-in-progress – (see the recent post: Waldo Point Project Update) – is the development of the Waldo Point Park, at Gate 6 Road. Nestled into the elbow where Issaquah joins the area adjacent the newly constructed Charles Van Damme floating pier – (the area that was the COOP) – the park will contain an observation pier and plans are to include several restored CVD artifacts: the steam stack and the paddlewheel – the latter featuring an integrated educational exhibit.

Judyth Greenburgh, co-founder and one of the organizers for the CVD project, writes:

There are several opportunities to find out more about the Charles Van Damme ferry’s exciting progress and ways to support the efforts to restore the recently saved 100-year-old Ferry Boat's artifacts (the paddlewheel and steam stack) and place them on public display in the new Waldo Point Park at Gate 6 road.

1. Steering crew recruitment meeting:
- Wednesday September 21st at 65 Liberty Dock at 6.30pm.
- please RSVP at charlesvandammeferry.org/participate
2. Floating home Association tour – Saturday September 24th:
– a booth explaining the projects, telling the history & sharing the plans.
– tickets will be on sale for the Charles Van Damme Centennial celebration at the Seahorse
3. Charles Van Damme Centennial celebration at the Seahorse – come and celebrate with us:
– Friday November 18th at the Seahorse
– featuring a grand line up of bands (Joe Tate, Fiver Brown and Jerry Hannan ) an exhibition and a Story Booth to record your memories of the ferry boat
 – proceeds will go towards the restoration fund
4. – Don’t worry if you are unable to do any of this but want to still participate or donate
– by visiting charlesvandammeferry.org you can learn more.
The richardsonbaymaritimeassociation.org is our fiscal sponsor enabling us to qualify for non profit 5013c status.

I can be reached at the following numbers: 1 (760) 876-9123 (telephone)
–– 1 (415) 331-5483 (pager) –– and 1 (415) 272-3611 (mobile). 

I live 9hrs away! I commute 1 week amonth to run this project
– that’s also why I need help from a team of people. –– Judyth Greenburgh

link to the Mark Prado MarinIJ article published August 14, 2016: