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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.

1941 ❖ LIGHTS OUT ON LAKE UNION

Lake Union, Seattle, WA. 
Blackout of 10 March 1941.
Original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
This photograph was made during the blackout on the west coast. The lighted area at left marks a shipyard on Lake Union in which the blackout was not observed owing to the necessity of continuing work on defense shipbuilding jobs. The curving trail of light, right center, indicates lights of a patrol boat on the lake. The gray area on the rooftops at lower right is from the bright moon that shone that night during the blackout. 

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