To go gunkholing one is required to travel by boat; usually one type or another can be viewed in these images today but the primary focus is to celebrate the scenic hideaways. These beautiful Washington State ports of call were caught on film in the last century and pulled from archives of the S. P. H. S. (update with additions 24 May)
| LADY WASHINGTON, 1989, |
The launching of the State Ship of Washington,
by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport.
All published by Robbins-Tillquist Co, Spokane.
|The entire island is a bird sanctuary.|
Photograph by James A. McCormick,
BEACH (Place name)
|Postmarked July 1908.|
|Before the bridge.|
|Cropped photo card, undated. S. P. H. S.|
|Friday Harbor 1909|
Having her official photo taken for the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition.
|Native Rhododendron macrophyllum,|
colors vary widely from rose-purple, pink to white. (Greer)
|Top photo by Aashel Curtis|
Postmarked in 1941.
Bottom card postmarked 1947©
click to enlarge.
|The top card was mailed in 1906©.|
|Mr. J. Boyd Ellis inscribes otherwise on the film,|
but this is the lumber/codfishing schooner C. A. THAYER,
rescued from the pirates and sailed to the San Francisco Mar. Museum in 1957.
|Postmarked Burton, WA. 1946|
Original photo from the archives of the S. P. H. S.
|Top photo includes the SIGHTSEER at the dock,|
The bottom photo includes the DANMARK.
PORT MADISON BAY
|Passenger ferry dock that is heading east--|
i.e. the photographer is facing east. Postmark on card, 1923.
Vashon is left and Maury on the right. No bridge.
Original from the archives of the S. P. H. S.
SKAGIT, HOPE, AND GOAT ISLANDS
|The islands situated above Fidalgo Island are |
Skagit, nearest, then Hope, with Goat Island on top.