Right around the time this photo was taken, Mayor Ed Murray was at the SIFF opening party referring to it as that thing sitting out there in Elliott Bay.
The Polar Pioneer pulled into view shortly before SIFF's opening night gala at Seattle Center, where Mayor Ed Murray referred to it as "that thing sitting out there in Elliott Bay." Photo by Aaron Brethorst

Mayor Murray talked about 14,000 film jobs created by the Washington States film incentive and added, Yes, theres a way to create jobs without oil rigs.
In his comments to a packed McCaw Hall, the mayor mentioned the 14,000 film jobs created by the Washington State's film incentive since 2007 and added, "Yes, there's a way to create jobs without oil rigs." Photo by Aaron Brethorst

In other news, the Polar Pioneer is on Twitter.
In other news, the Polar Pioneer appears to be tweeting. Photo by Aaron Brethorst

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Its first tweet was DESTROY ALL HUMANS #PolarPioneer #myfirstTweet.
Its first tweet was "DESTROY ALL HUMANS #PolarPioneer #myfirstTweet." Photo by Aaron Brethorst

Can you see Sydney and Heidi out there on the water? You might have to squint.
Hey, look: There's Sydney and Heidi! (You may have to zoom in.) Photo by Aaron Brethorst