Ballard-built fishing schooner retired, finds a new home at Northwest Seaport

After more than a century of hard fishing in the North Pacific Ocean, the 1911 halibut schooner, Tordenskjold, is retiring to become an operational museum ship and education platform at Northwest Seaport on Lake Union in Seattle. On December 27th, the boat was drydocked at Fishing Vessel Owner’s Marine Ways (located at Fishermen’s Terminal), the shipyard that has cared for the boat for much, if not all, of its 105 years afloat. There, it spent a week undergoing a final inspection survey, laser scanning and repainting before being transferred to Northwest Seaport. Read the story here 15:13