Port Offers Free Tours of the Working Waterfront

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaNearly every month, Port of Olympia offers free, educational and fun tours of its Marine Terminal operations in downtown Olympia. Tours offer the opportunity to watch and learn the workings of Thurston County’s international shipping terminal.See various stages of the log cargo operations. Learn how Thurston County is connected with the global trade network, and how various modes of transportation move goods to their final destination. See the mobile harbor crane and other operational equipment, which are impressive by size alone.You will leave with a basic knowledge about global trade, the operations of a working waterfront and the economic value that ports provide their communities.Also included are stories about the Port’s Swantown Marina & Boatworks, Olympia Regional Airport and the Real Estate Development program.Tour DetailsReservations Required.  Space is limited. Reserve at http://www.portolympia.com/98/Port-Tours.Photo ID Required for 17+. Due to Federal regulations, the secured Marine Terminal requires photo identification for everyone over 17 years of age.Location and Duration. The outdoor walking tours begin at Port offices, 626 Columbia Street NW STE 1-B (Olympics Room) in Olympia. Tours last approximately two hours.Attire.  Because tours are out of doors, participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.Children of all ages are welcome.  Tours are stroller and wheelchair accessible.A vessel in port is not guaranteed.2017 Tour ScheduleThursday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.Tuesday, May 9, 1:00 p.m.Thursday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 a.m.Tuesday, September 12, 1:00 p.m.Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 p.m.School and Group ToursIn addition to the monthly scheduled tours, the Port also welcomes tour groups from schools or other organizations. School and group tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and according to Port availability. Bus funding is available to Thurston County schools upon request.To schedule your group tour, or if you have questions, please contact jennief@portolympia.com or by calling 360.528.8005.last_img

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