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Seaport Speaker Series

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for our monthly speaker series in the Bamford Chart Room with Captain Eric Von Brandelfels. Von Brandelfels will present on what the Puget Sound Pilots area of operations are and how they go about completing the missions of navigating large ships with various cargos on the sound. He will also cover how to avoid large ship traffic while recreational boating in Puget Sound, including phone apps as well as VHF radio frequencies to monitor.

Captain Eric Von Brandelfels started his life on the water right across Commencement Bay in Quartermaster Harbor on Vashon Island, where he spent summers  learning to sail a small sailboat. He worked his way onto the tugs and went to Alaska many times, a year of crab boat time and the back to towing around the North west. His career as a pilot started in 1995 and he served as the President of the pilots since 2017.

Standard museum admission fees apply.


March 8
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm