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Foss Waterway Seaport — www.fosswaterwayseaport.org
Foss Maritime — www.foss.com
Washington State Historical Society — www.wshs.org
Norwegian-American organizations in USA — www.norway.com
Scandinavian Cultural Center. Pacific Lutheran University — www.plu.edu/~scancntr
Nordic Heritage Museum — www.nordicmuseum.org
Museum of History & Industry — www.seattlehistory.org
Daughters of Norway — www.daughtersofnorway.org/dnThea45.html
NesLenseteater Skiptvet Norway — neslenseteater.no
City of Tacoma — www.cityofdestiny.com
Pierce County Library System — www.pcl.lib.wa.us
Port of Tacoma — www.portoftacoma.com
Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce — www.tacomachamber.org
Tacoma Historical Society — www.tacomahistory.org
Tacoma Public Library — www.tpl.lib.wa.us
Thea Foss Development Authority — www.theafoss.com
Foss: Ninety Years of Towboating (1981), Mike Skalley
This definitive history was written by the Foss Maritime Company historian and manager of Pacific Northwest customer service. It was updated in 1999 in conjunction with Bruce Johnson and published under the name Foss Maritime: A Living Legend. Several Foss family members (Sid Campbell, Drew Foss, and Pete Campbell) were consulted in the books' assembly.
The book is available in most regional libraries and can be purchased online from several sites.
New Land, New Lives: Scandinavian Immigrants to the Pacific Northwest (1998), Janet Rasmussen
A varied and lively compilation of oral histories of early twentieth century settlers written and edited by Janet Rasmussen, interviewed in Finding Thea.
In Tacoma, WA.
Visit the Thea Foss Waterway on the north side of downtown Tacoma, home to the Working Waterfront Maritime Museum at Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock Street, near where Thea's boathouse home was located. It is also the home to the Museum of Glass, several marinas, shops and galleries, restaurants and a waterfront esplanade. Nearby, connected by the Chihuly Glass Bridge, is the Washington State History Museum (1911 Pacific Avenue) and the Tacoma Art Museum (1701 Pacific Avenue) and University of Washington Tacoma (1900 Commerce Street). There is rich historical information available in the Northwest Room at the Tacoma Public Library (1102 Tacoma Avenue South) and by appointment at the Washington State Historical Society Research Center (315 N. Stadium Way). Seven miles south of town and east of Lakewood is the Scandinavian Cultural Center, located on the Parkland campus of Pacific Lutheran University.
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