South Lake Union

Seattle Center for Wooden Boats adding museum

Seattle Center for Wooden Boats adding museum
The 36th Annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival runs from June 30th to July 4th at Lake Union Park and The Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley Street Seattle, WA. July 1st 2012. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)
SEATTLE (AP) - The Center for Wooden Boats has announced plans for a $6.6 million education center at its location on south Lake Union in Seattle.

It will be a museum with a boat shop where old boats can be restored and new boats can be built to historic designs.

The center has more than 100,000 visitors a year, using small boats, and sailing and boatbuilding classes for a hands-on education in the city's maritime history.