Category:Cultural History of Blakely Harbor

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The cultural history of Blakely Harbor provides a rich context for exploring the social studies of Washington state and the influences of humans on an ecosystem.

Basic Facts about the Harbor:

  • Estuary is publicly owned and is a City of Bainbridge Island park
  • (1864) Port Blakely lumber mill was the largest logging operation in the world in  the 1880s, and employed 3,000 persons.
  • Port Blakely had electricity/telegraph before Seattle.
  • The concrete (fire proof) steam engine room (exhisting building) was added in 1907, after the 1888 fire.
  • The mill burned again in 1907.
  • It was dismantled in 1924.