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SMA: Contact & Directions


Seattle Maritime Academy
Seattle Central College
4455 Shilshole Avenue NW
Seattle, WA. 98107–4645
206.934.2647, 206.934.2821 (fax), 800.906.STCW (7829)
dflath@seattlecolleges.edu

Driving Directions

North or South on Interstate–5 (I–5)

  • Take the 45th Street NE exit (also labeled University of Washington exit)
  • Turn onto 45th Street NE and head west
  • Stay on 45th Street NE as it heads towards Ballard
  • 45th Street NE is an arterial that runs through the neighborhoods of Wallingford and Fremont before reaching Ballard
  • Please be aware that this arterial meanders slightly so do not inadvertently turn off it
  • As you approach Ballard 45th Street NE will automatically change names to NW Market Street (following a long downward slope)
  • Stay on NW Market Street until it intersects 14th Avenue NW
  • There is a traffic light at this intersection and a McDonald's restaurant on the southeast corner
  • Turn left onto 14th Avenue NW and head south until road terminates at public boat ramp
  • Turn right onto Shilshole Avenue NW and proceed about 300 feet
  • Campus entrance is on the left halfway between the end of 14th Avenue NW and Ballard Bridge (look for anchor and sign)
  • Park in any available space in parking lot along fence

From Sea–Tac Airport

  • Follow access highway out of airport (about one mile), favor the center lane or left lane
  • Bear to left when access highway divides following the signs for Highway 518 to Burien
  • Take Highway 518 to Highway 509
  • Exit from Highway 518 onto Highway 509 when sign for Seattle appears (this will occur just before first traffic light)
  • Once on Highway 509 head north into south Seattle and follow it to drawbridge crossing Duwamish River
  • Proceed across drawbridge down to intersection with traffic light, turn left onto Highway 99, at this point Highway 99 is a multi–lane road with several traffic lights and traverses the industrial district
  • Continue north on Highway 99 into downtown Seattle, please note that after 2–3 miles it will become more like a highway and will be elevated at times
  • Stay on Highway 99 through downtown Seattle and through tunnel, after tunnel continue north on Highway 99 out of Seattle
  • Please note that Highway 99 gradually climbs upward until it crests on top of Queen Anne Hill just before the Aurora Avenue Bridge
  • Continue on Highway 99 across bridge but get into right lane, take immediate right exit after bridge, as you come off exit ramp bear to left
  • After stop sign turn left and go under overpass following arterial as it veers right leading down to an intersection with traffic light, stay in left lane, drive straight through intersection (but on a diagonal angle) and then gently turn left onto North 39th Street
  • Stay on North 39th Street and head west until next traffic light (you'll drive through a residential area)
  • At traffic light turn right onto Leary Way NW, stay on Leary Way NW until second traffic light which is the intersection of Leary Way NW and 14th Avenue NW
  • There is a large Office Max store on the southeast corner, turn left onto 14th Avenue NW and head south until road terminates at public boat ramp (about four blocks)
  • Turn right onto Shilshole Avenue NW and proceed about 300 feet, campus entrance is on the left halfway between the end of 14th Avenue NW and Ballard Bridge (look for anchor and sign); park in any available space in parking lot along fence

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