Puget Sound history is MARITIME history. Waterborne transportation was a primary mode of travel around these parts well into the 20th century. Forests of fir and cedar yielded the planks and timbers needed for canoes and ships of every size and purpose. Along the shores and waterways of King County, old lighthouses and wharves, bridges and locks, and a fleet of nationally significant heritage ships tell the changing story of a maritime past.
Today, dedicated organizations work hard to preserve the wooden boat legacy of Puget Sound. Destination Maritime invites you to experience many opportunities to get out on the water in ferryboats, sailboats, kayaks and other craft - to experience the region’s maritime heritage firsthand.
Top Middle: Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society Collection 879-28
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