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.”
Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.
Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.
Get off your horse and drink your milk.
Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.
I suppose my best attribute, if you want to call it that, is sincerity. I can sell sincerity because that’s the way I am.
We are pleased to have the John Wayne, Norwester museum and tour coming to La Conner. As the Food Service of America rep. I anticipate that this will have a positive impact on the restaurant business in La Conner
As mayor of the town of La Conner, WA, I am thrilled to know that John Wayne's boat, the Norwester, will be permanently moored on our waterfront. It will indeed be a tremendous addition to the town and will add to the long list of reasons why people live to visit and live in La Conner. I am grateful for the visionaries who are making this Norwester museum tour a reality, and I know it will be a great success.
We are so happy to have the John Wayne boat come to La Conner. Sempre Italiano is thrilled to see this beautiful yacht just steps away from our shop. We all know how John Wayne loved his Italian wine and Italian ceramics
So excited for La Conner and this new museum. The Nowester is a gorgeous yacht with fingerprints of “the Duke” himself in every nook and cranny. So excited to have boarded it and been one of the first to tour it."
Having so much history in one boat moored on La Conner's beautiful historic waterfront will be an extra special addition to an already stunning location. Sharing this stunning vessel with La Conner's visitors will be great, especially for all those men who reluctantly come shopping with their wives. Everyone loves John Wayne.
The Duke and Dean Martin are the pair of old friends at the heart of this Howard Hawks hit, in which they tussle with a local lawbreaker.
This John Ford Western chronicles the efforts of a Confederate veteran (Wayne) to track down the daughter of his murdered brother.
Wayne’s Oscar-winning turn as aging sheriff Rooster Cogburn finds him trekking into Indian territory to avenge a man’s death.
Wayne shows his softer side in this drama about the tempestuous affair between an Irish-American expat and an Irish woman.
In this John Ford Western, Wayne stars as a rancher who pairs up with a law-school grad (James Stewart) to take down the bad guy.
The actor’s last movie ever finds Wayne starring opposite Lauren Bacall and James Stewart as a gunslinger dying of cancer.
This vivid, meditative Western finds Wayne portraying an aging war hero struggling with his impending retirement.
This early Howard Hawks Western stars Wayne as a rancher who battles mutiny among his men as he drives his cattle up the Chisholm Trail.
So proud of Lisa Judy our tour guide and tour shop manager. “You gotta be here!” And check out our time capsule and hear some great stori
We celebrate with our great nation and also invite you to join us on Saturday at Gilkey Square at 1 PM in La Conner for our Grand Opening. Kim Darby
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Worn in three films total, “Big Jake,” “The Cowboys” and “The Train Robbers,” this hat then spent years in John Wa