|Beef Harbor Fish Trap|
47°53'13" N 122°36'37" W
Verso Inscribed as being owned by a Bellingham Cannery.
Hood's Canal across from Whiskey Spit Trap, 1912.
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Original photo from the archives of S.P.H.S.©
Open waters to the north of the spit are among the deepest in Puget Sound. Local magnetic disturbances of more than 2° from normal variation have been observed in Hood Canal at Whiskey Spit, now known as Point Hannon.
Port Gamble S'Klallum and Lower Elwha S'Klallum members tell of tribal gatherings, ancestral canoe burials, trapping, fishing pre-European contact.
In 2002, the property was conveyed to the Washington State Park system. The delicate freshwater marsh on the point provides the unique habitat required for the unusually wide range of nesting birds, migrating waterfowl, reptiles, amphibians and essential food for plentiful sand lance and surf smelt.