About the Virginia V Steamship

Learn about this historic wooden-hull ship

The steamship Virginia V (the “V” represents the Roman numeral five) is the last operational example of a Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet steamer. She was once part of a large fleet of small passenger and freight carrying ships that linked the islands and ports of Puget Sound in Washington State in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Her original route was between the cities of Tacoma and Seattle, along the West Pass (also known as “Colvos Passage”) between Vashon Island and the Kitsap Peninsula.

Today the ship operates from Heritage Wharf at Lake Union Park in Seattle. You can learn more about the Steamship Virginia V in the following areas:

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The mission of The Steamer Virginia V Foundation is to promote the Puget Sound's maritime heritage through the restoration,
preservation, operation, and interpretation of the National Historic Landmark vessel S.S. Virginia V.