If you have ever wondered what is on the hunk of rock and trees in Puget Sound between Tacoma and Seattle, here is your chance to find out.
Vashon Island is home to three charming, relocated organs. On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Tacoma AGO is doing an organ crawl to hear and see these instruments. Since Vashon is only accessible by ferry, we have planned the schedule around those times. From either Pt. Defiance (Tacoma) or Fauntleroy (Seattle), the ferry system advises arriving 20 minutes before the scheduled sailing.
From Tacoma, plan on the 9:15 a.m. sailing from Pt. Defiance. If you haven’t been there recently, this is your chance to see the new roundabout that really helps traffic. For the 9:15 sailing, you should arrive by 8:55 to get tickets and wait for boarding. After arriving at Tahlequah, head north and continue north on Vashon Highway, 10.3 miles from the ferry dock, going through Burton (watch the speed limit and the 4 way stop) and Vashon town.
From Seattle, plan on the 9:15 a.m. sailing from Fauntleroy. Be aware that it is congested around the ferry dock, and the line often extends onto the street. For the 9:15 sailing, you should arrive by 8:55 to get tickets and wait for boarding. After arriving at Vashon, head south on Vashon Highway. It is 3.4 miles from the ferry dock.
The first stop will be at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 15420 Vashon Hwy SW. It is on the east side of the road with parking on the south side of the building. There is a sign noting the labyrinth.
The program will start at 10:00, which will allow sufficient time for the ferry crossing, unloading, and driving to the church. We will have complete programs, driving directions, and background on the island at the church.
Hope to see you there.
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