El Primero Restoration

Built in 1893, one of the first steam-powered vessels in America Came to Tacoma in 1906 Was won in a 1911 poker game by Tacoma newspaper publisher Sam Perkins Frequently visited by President William Taft Plans underway to make it a floating museum in the Foss Waterway Donations accepted via a partnership with the Tacoma Historical […]
  • Built in 1893, one of the first steam-powered vessels in America
  • Came to Tacoma in 1906
  • Was won in a 1911 poker game by Tacoma newspaper publisher Sam Perkins
  • Frequently visited by President William Taft
  • Plans underway to make it a floating museum in the Foss Waterway
  • Donations accepted via a partnership with the Tacoma Historical Society

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