The Hanke family at Puget Sound Express brought their boats, Glacier Spirit and Olympus, to the Shipwright’s Co-op last month for maintenance.  Both vessels are used for whale watching adventures, while Glacier Spirit is also a ferry boat from Port Townsend to the San Juan Island.  Puget Sound Express is family operated.  They are true locals with a maritime history of Pete Hanke’s sailing adventures with his father aboard the renowned Schooner Alcyone.  Pete refers to their whale tours as a “living classroom” and is engaged in educational partnerships with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor.  Glacier Spirit is back in the water while work continues for Olympus.


Olympus undergoes maintenance at Port Townsend Shipwright’s Co-op.


Glacier Spirit

Glacier Spirit at the Shipwright’s Co-op.