Making History One Voyage at at Time

About the Ship

The S.S. VIRGINIA V made her maiden voyage on June 11, 1922 as part of the Mosquito Fleet that connected coastal towns along South Puget Sound. The fleet transported crops and livestock from farms on Vashon Island and ferried people between growing port cities of Seattle and Tacoma. The VIRGINIA V herself maintained the route between Seattle and Tacoma from 1922 to 1938. Today, the S.S. VIRGINIA V is the last of the Mosquito Fleet. Her all-wood construction and steam engine make her a National Historic Landmark vessel.

About the Foundation

Founded in 1976, 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.

 

Our Team

Foundation Staff

Heron Scott  
Executive Director

Captain Dale Pederson  
Senior Captain

Joe Schmitt  
Director of Engineering

Board of Trustees

Daniel Johnson
President

Captain Erik Teevin  
Vice-President

Captain Mark L. Miller 
Treasurer

Shannon Fitzgerald 
Secretary

Douglas E. Weeks
Immediate Past President

Al Battson
Diane Spaulding
Steve C. Holmes
Tobey Wilkens

Our Ship's Crew

Deck Positions

Captains

Steve Holmes
Dale Pederson
Erle Reinholdtsen
Erik Teevin

First Mates

Doug Bruisig
Scott Christianson
Herb Hunt

Deck Hands

Bunny Alex
John Beatty
Larry Benson
Ed Brown
Bob Campbell
Shelly Rae Clift
Cathleen Clinger
Christina Clinger
Elizabeth Denison
George Dick
Dan Dolson
Eva Erickson
Victor Eskenazi
Sam Garvin
Jules James
Kevin Leary
Catherine Lenox
Janine Mann
Roberta Maxon
Alan Mitchell
Mark Myking
Margaret Nordahl
Kathleen O'Callahan
Cllff Olmsted
Doug Owens
Dick Paulson
Chris Samp
Fred Turner
Judy Womack
Loren Womack

Engineering Positions

Chief Engineers

Ross Abbott
Connie Buhl
Glenn Duncan
Alan Graves

Firemen/Water Tenders

Nina Altman
Greg Beardsley
Garrett Holt
Kyle Holt
Matt Hunnewell
Bruce Kinnaman
Craig Mac Veigh
David Mershon
Robert Neel
Dave Riffle
Jerry Ross
Joe Schmitt
Grant Webber
Doug Weeks

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