Find out more about The Puyallup People: First on the Waterways!

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The Puyallup People: First on the Waterway

First on the Waterways: The Puyallup People, (spuyaləpabš)


The Foss Waterway Seaport is proud to present The Puyallup People: First on the Waterways, an exhibit exploring the history of the Puyallup People and their intimate connection to the Salish Sea and the Puyallup River.

Boat-based Education

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Expand education beyond the classroom and engage your students in life-changing learning on board marine research vessels. A boat-based expedition is a dynamic platform suited for field studies and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Land-based Education

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Join us for one-of-a-kind student field trips! Visit our extraordinary Balfour Dock building to enjoy hands-on, customized learning experiences in history, marine science and maritime heritage.

Wheat warehouse 2

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Inside the wheat warehouse, 1920s

Wheat warehouse

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The wheat warehouse

Loading a ship, electric conveyor

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Loading a ship by means of electric conveyor

Dock loading a ship for the Orient

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Arrival of the Phra Nang, the first steamship from the Orient, June 17, 1892

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