One of the fun activities around here is to explore Commencement Bay with Destiny Harbor Tours. So when my neighbor abandoned his sister who was visiting from Arkansas and went to Europe with his wife, I thought it would be neighborly to entertain Carol for an afternoon.
The two-hour cruise leaves from the dock beside the Museum of Glass.
There are several nice restaurants along the Esplanade to grab a bite to eat before setting out.
Destiny Harbor Tours uses a repurposed Navy launch.
Leaving the Thea Foss Waterway under the Murray Morgan Bridge.
The Port of Tacoma’s largest export based on tonnage is grain (corn and soybeans) that come by rail from the midwest.
Stadium High School was originally built as a hotel in 1891 but has been operating as a public high school since 1906. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places and was the filming location for many of the scenes of the 1999 movie 10 Things I Hate About You.
Each year the Port of Tacoma handles between 9 and 13 million tons of cargo which equates to more than $425 billion in commerce. Major imports include automobiles and electronics.
And with that, we head back to the dock. One thing about using a repurposed Navy ship: it was designed to transport sailors back and forth from ship to shore, therefore no head required. For those of us at a certain age who happened to have iced tea for lunch, a two hour tour was just fine!