La Conner, Washington: John Wayne's Yacht (Closed)

Movie cowboy superstar John Wayne's first yacht, The Norwester, is 76 feet long. See the Duke's toothpaste and his embroidered pajamas. Opened to the public in June 2016 -- then closed about a year later.

The Norwester Museum

The Norwester Museum. Downtown. Docked on the Swinomish Channel where Washington St. dead-ends at S. 1st St. Gift shop and ticket sales one block south along boardwalk towards the rainbow bridge.
2017: Closed; no longer offering tours.

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Tour John Wayne's Yacht

John Wayne's yacht is no longer here. It has been moved to Anacondas and is for sale. The phone has been disconnected. The store on the waterfront has some memorabilia for sale.

[Dwight, 09/17/2017]
The Norwester Museum

The Norwester was John Wayne's first yacht. It's filled with antiques and movie props used in the Duke's movies.

[Tim, 06/21/2016]

America's #1 movie cowboy was apparently a nautical man at heart.

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