W.T. Preston, a National Landmark

Admission Fees

  • $5 Adult (Ages 17 to 64)
  • $4 Seniors 65 and up and Active Military
  • $3 Children (Ages 5-16)

Group Tours

Group tours by special arrangement. Please call 360-293-1915 or email the Museum.

W.T. Preston Specifications

  • Built at Lake Union Drydock, Seattle, Washington
  • Official date of construction, 1939
  • Length: 163 feet 5-7/8 inches
  • Beam: 34 feet 8-12 inches
  • Draft: 3 feet 8 inches
  • Displacement: 490 gross tons
  • Engines: Two 150 high-pressure reciprocating steam engines 14 inches bore by 72 inches stroke
  • Boiler: 180 pounds per square inch firetube
  • Speed: Max - 12 knots - Cruise 9 knots
  • Paddlewheel: 18 feet wide by 17 feet diameter
  • Derrick capacity: 70 tons
  • Boom: 16 inches by 16 inches by 70 feet 8 inches (laminated fir)
  • Maximum lifts: Snag - 30 tons at 28 foot radius
  • Bucket: 15 tons at 60 foot radius
Preston Tour Guide 2
Preston Tour Guide