W.T. Preston Steamboat Virtual Tour
Welcome aboard the W.T. Preston, a sternwheel steam-powered snagboat located on the Anacortes waterfront in Washington State's Puget Sound -- and now a historic attraction of the Anacortes Museum. After 52 years of service, the Preston was retired in 1981. Now a National Historic Landmark, she made her last trip to Anacortes in 1983 and was placed on display next to the restored train depot at 7th Street and R Avenue, which is adjacent to the Anacortes Museum's Maritime Heritage Center.
The W.T. Preston is a very special artifact designed for a specific job, reflecting 150 years of local learning and development. She is the last of a long line of snagboats working the length and breadth of the Puget Sound. She was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and made a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
Join your guide Dennis Mazza of the Anacortes Museum for a fun and educational tour of the galley, engine room, crew quarters and working decks of this historic landmark, the W.T. Preston. We encourage you to come aboard on your next visit to Anacortes, WA.