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The Steamship Virginia V

Historic Ships Wharf
860 Terry Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109

Open Ship & Tours
Thursdays: Noon - 3:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays: Noon - 4
Select Monday Holidays: Noon - 4

The Virginia V was built in 1922 by Matt Anderson in Maplewood, Washington, for the West Pass Transportation Company of Lisabeula, Vashon Island, Washington. Restored 1996-2002, with the final project completed winter 2005, and preserved by The Steamer Virginia V Foundation.

In 1921 Anderson & Company of Maplewood, Washington, began construction on the Virginia V. The ship was built of local old-growth fir. She was launched March 9, 1922, and towed to downtown Seattle for the installation of her engine and steam plant. In Seattle the engine was removed from the Virginia IV and installed in the Virginia V. On June 11, 1922, the Virginia V made her maiden voyage from Elliott Bay in Seattle to Tacoma down the West Pass. She continued to make this voyage nearly every day until 1938.