Support the Virginia V Steamship
Support the Virginia V and keep her steaming
In 1968 a group of steamboat enthusiasts formed the Northwest Steamship Company, and raised the funds to buy the Virginia V. The ship was placed on the National Registry of Historic Sites in 1973. In 1976 the non-profit Steamer Virginia V Foundation was formed to preserve the Virginia V. In 2002, the Foundation was able to put the Virginia V back in service after a six-year, $6.5 million stem-to-stern restoration project. The Foundation was honored in 2001 with the Washington State Historical Society’s “David Douglas Award” for the restoration work completed to-date.
There are many ways to support the Virginia V including: