Virginia V Foundation Hires Executive Director

Seattle, Washington – September 6, 2013 – After an extensive search from a qualified pool of candidates, The Steamer Virginia V Foundation has hired Heron Scott to serve as the Foundation’s new Executive Director.

“Heron’s extensive career in the preservation of maritime heritage vessels, public programming and non-profit management will serve him well in his new role,” said Foundation President, Doug Weeks.  “We feel fortunate to have him on board.”

Scott has spent his career in the maritime heritage field. He has restored historic fishing vessels at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD, managed capital projects at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, WA and created public programming for the Coastal Heritage Alliance in Gig Harbor, WA. Rounding out his experience in non-profit management, Scott currently serves as Board President of the Coastal Heritage Alliance.

“The Virginia V is a vital historic and cultural resource,” said Scott, “uniquely poised to build a bright future from her significant legacy, and new visibility at South Lake Union.”

 

The steamer VIRGINA V was built in 1922 for the West Pass Transportation Co., to carry freight and passengers from the towns on Vashon Island to Seattle and Tacoma. Now owned & operated by The Steamer Virginia V Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, the VIRGINIA V is the last surviving wooden hull steam powered vessel from the famous “Mosquito Fleet”.

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