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Odyssey to hold birthday celebration tomorrow

Post by News Tribune Staff on June 13, 2008 at 9:56 am with No Comments »
June 13, 2008 9:56 am

The Sea Scout Ship Odyssey is celebrating its 70th birthday with daylong festivities in downtown Tacoma on Saturday.

The Odyssey, an 88½-foot yawl that will participate in next month’s Tall Ships Tacoma festival, will be docked in the Thea Foss Waterway in front of the Museum of Glass. The celebration is held in conjunction with an exhibit on maritime history at the Washington State History Museum.

Events include:

&bull 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.: A chance for the public to view and tour the boat for free.

&bull 2-4 p.m.: A sailing open to the public. Tickets are $25.

&bull 4-5 p.m.: Boat tours and a performance by the Shifty Sailors, a sea shanty and maritime music group.

&bull 5-7 p.m.: A charter sail with the Shifty Sailors

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