Port Tour

Three of the Urban Sketchers Tacoma admins took a bus tour of the Port of Tacoma today.  Though it didn’t include the public access points where we might be able to sketch in future, it was still very interesting.  Because we were on the bus, we could take photos.  All are here.

I did a quick, small sketch at one of the long stops.

Notes from the tour, given by Carolla:

Port founded in 1918.  Tacoma is #3 for activity in the USA. It covers 24,000 acres. Grain is the #1 commodity shipped from the port, most of which is oats.

Stratocarriers move the individual containers. The driver sits sideways.


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Port Tour

  1. Tina Koyama says:

    If you guys decide to sketch there, I’d like to join you… looks like some great stuff to sketch.

    • redharparts says:

      We won’t be able to sketch at any of the locations pictured on today’s tour. But we will be getting the map of the public access points and do plan to arrange for sketching at one or some of those.

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