Polaris is a double-ended, rugged sea boat that underwent a full restoration by Walter Schulz of Shannon Boat Company in 2009 to 2010. Polaris is No. 5 of the Pacific Pilot series built by Star Shipyards of British Columbia to navigate the extreme conditions of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest. From 1937 to 1974 Polaris worked for Pilotage Authorities, and from 1974 to 1992 worked towing logs on the Columbia River and in Alaska. In 1992 the vessel moved to Seattle and was converted into a party boat for the Jose Cuevro tequila company.
In 2007, Mr. Schulz purchased the boat as his 18th wood restoration project and restored the vessel completely. Polaris was awarded Best Conversion With Respect to Original Design Intent at the prestigious Mystic Seaport Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous in 2010.