Posts by seattleducks

Public Art (Seattle Fun Fact #59)

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Popsicle! It’s art! Seattle loves public art so much so that in 1986, Seattle voters approved a public levy requiring all development projects using more than $1 of public money to allocate a full 1% of the construction cost to public art! The result? Some very awesome public art in Seattle, including the Hammering Man outside of the Seattle Art Museum, the bamboo forest next to EMP Museum and the Popsicle in Belltown!...

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It’s a Whale of a Baby! (Seattle Fun Fact #58)

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Weighing in at about 300 lbs, a brand-new baby Orca was spotted off the San Juan Islands earlier this month! This is great news for the endangered Southern Resident population that swims the waters of Puget Sound! Visit San Juan Safaris to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat! Photo: San Juan...

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Dancing ’til Dusk (Seattle Fun Fact #57)

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Shake your groove thang! Are you a mover and a shaker? Dancing ‘til Dusk is bringing FREE nightly dancing and live music to parks across the city this summer! Put on by Dancing for Joy, each night begins at 6pm with some short instruction then they open it up so you can turn it loose until 9:30! For a full schedule and dance locations, click here. Photo: Seattle...

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The Deadliest Catch (Seattle Fun Fact #56)

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

Did you see that the F/V Wizard, one of the stars of the Discovery Channel show, is currently moored on Lake Union?! This 156-foot crab boat, as well as the F/V Northwestern and hundreds of other boats in the North Pacific Fishing Fleet call Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle their homeport. But the fishing industry in the PNW isn’t just a road to fame for guys like Sig Hansen and Capt. Keith Colburn, it’s a $5 billion industry here in Seattle! With an injury rate at almost 100%, we give a hearty thank you to the hard work all our local fishermen (and women!) put in to ensure that we always have the freshest seafood in the...

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SUP! (Seattle Fun Fact #55)

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

Stand Up Paddleboarding is everywhere! Have you seen all the paddleboards out on the waterways?! It’s a fun way to get exercise and sunshine! When you visit Alki Kayak Tours to rent a paddleboard, you’ll see a phenomenal view of the Seattle skyline! Photo: Alki Kayak...

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