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A society formed in 2009 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, celebrating, and disseminating the maritime history of the San Juan Islands and northern Puget Sound area. Check this log for tales from out-of-print publications as well as from members and friends. There are circa 500, often long entries, on a broad range of maritime topics; there are search aids at the bottom of the log. Please ask for permission to use any photo posted on this site. Thank you.

06 October 2012


The Ship Harbor ferry terminal, February 1960,
just prior to opening.
Original Photograph by Parker McAllister.
New accession from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
"A new ferry terminal is taking shape at Anacortes.
      When it is finished, the time for a trip between Anacortes, the San Juan Islands, and Sidney, B.C., will be shortened by about ten minutes and the time required for a boat to get into port, unload, load, and get out again will be considerably less than it is now.
      The new terminal is on Ship Harbor, just east of Shannon Point, about two nautical miles west of the present Anacortes terminal. It will cost c. $700,000. It is being built by the Port of Anacortes, which is leasing it to the state for 30 years. It is expected to be completed in May.
      Officials of the State Ferries are enthusiastic over the speed with which boats will be unloaded and loaded at the new terminal."
Text from the Seattle Times, 6 March 1960

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