Photo | Lake Union Crew houseboat afloat
Lake Union Crew facilities director Mara Barckert, from left, pilots the rowing club's MV/Inspiration houseboat to its slip at 11 East Allison St. on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, on Lake Union in Seattle. The 130-foot-by-55-foot houseboat returns from its 10-year U.S. Coast Guard hull inspection. The MV/Inspiration and MV/Unity are the two main floating structures which house the rowing club and Holy Names Academy's crew. Every 10 years, both houseboats are taken to dry dock in South Lake Union for a thorough inspection. At right, Lake Union Crew's head coach James Rawson waits at the controls of the barge which holds the crew's single sculls. The single-sculling barge fits between the MV/Inspiration and land and next to the MV/Unity and slip. This photo was shot toward a southwest direction. In the background is Gas Works Park and Queen Anne Hill.