John Wayne’s First Yacht Now in La Conner – Norwester Museum Tour
John Wayne returns to the Pacific Northwest! The Norwester, John Wayne’s first yacht, is a piece of our own history officially anchored as of July 9, 2016 in beautiful La Conner, Washington.
The 76-foot yacht has been renovated and restored as a museum, showcasing items owned by “the Duke” as well an assortment of antiques and actual props used in his movies. Visit the Norwester and experience a “live” time capsule of Washington’s shared history with the legendary actor and producer John Wayne. “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.”
Grand Opening July 9th at 1:00 – Gilkey Square (Just off Morris and First on the Boardwalk)
Kim Darby | True Grit
Appearance and autograph signing with actor Kim Darby of the original “True Grit” film starring John Wayne.
HONOR GUARD AND 21 GUN SALUTE
LA CONNER’S MAYOR RAMON HAYES
BOB WILLIAM, LOCAL ARTIST KNOWN FOR THE FAMOUS JOHN WAYNE MUGS AROUND THE WORLD.
BOAT TOASTING –
In lieu of a champagne bottle christening, there will be a toast to John Wayne and The Norwester with a bottle of John Wayne bourbon using the decanter and shot glasses from John Wayne’s last movie “The Shootist”
I know it went on the rocks lastSunday coming into Prevost Harbor- was it saved? I started a novena for us as a deckhand when I was 11 years old and many times we went aboard the Northwestern and watch movies with John Wayne so I have a great affinity for the boat would sure appreciate a reply
I would check with the La Conner Waterfront Cafe’! They used to own John Wayne’s yacht… Contact phone number is – 360.466.1579
We were just in La Conner a couple months ago and saw some John Wayne Koozies. We couldn’t find where to buy them, then had leave suddenly for a family member. We really wanted to get some. Are they available to purchase online?
Here is a link to their listing on our http://www.lovelaconner.com website: https://lovelaconner.com/business-directory/norwester-museum-tour/
Make a day of it with a boat tour, lunch and a stroll through our wonderful town!
just saw this on seattle news. have company coming from the East next month, and wondered about tours available in October
Please contact Norwester Museum Tour directly – https://lovelaconner.com/business-directory/norwester-museum-tour/
what are the dates and times that the boat is available for tour?