• Sunday, August 13, 2017
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • $75.00 USD
  • Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, Washington, 98109, United States
  • Buy tickets here

Spend an evening aboard the tall ship Lady Washington with Shin Yu Pai, Head of the Pacific Northwest Obscura Society, and Atlas Obscura! Guests will spend two hours on Lake Union with lively performances by accordionist Kyle Hanson of The Murkies and tales of mythical sea monsters from Seattle author and filmmaker Daryle Conners.

Passengers will board Lady Washington from Lake Union Park and be given a brief safety orientation before leaving the dock. Afterwards, guests will be able to assist Lady Washington’s crew in setting the sails as the vessel gets underway. Daryle Conners will share tales of Willatuck, the Sea Serpent of the Puget Sound, as well as other notorious monsters,  including Cuddy, a sea-dwelling Cadborosaurus and the Northwest Tree Octopus. Kyle Hanson will entertain passengers with shimmery ambient solo accordion performances.

This program is presented in collaboration with Atlas Obscura.


Daryle Conners is an award-winning filmmaker, virtual reality game designer, and author. Her third book in the Gabby Duran series will be published by Disney/Hyperion this summer.


Composer and accordionist Kyle Hanson (aka The Murkies) innovated the extended technique described as “alternating transverse oscillation of the bellows” by which he obtains a shimmering sound and immersive effects. Kyle Hanson led Seattle’s Black Cat Orchestra for many years with partner and collaborator Lori Goldston, producing four albums, including one with Mirah, and a song with David Byrne.


  • Purchase tickets through this link.
  • Guests should arrive at least 15 minutes early. We will depart promptly at 6 p.m.
  • Parking at Lake Union is extremely limited and public transportation is encouraged.
  • Please be prepared for foul weather.
  • Lady Washington is NOT wheelchair accessible.


    Email Shin Yu Pai at shinyu.pai@atlasobscura.com or contact Zachary Stocks at zstocks@historicalseaport.org

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    Advance ticket sales only. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.