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San Juan Archipelago, Washington State, United States
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 700, 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.

1935 ❖ A NEW BRIDGE ❖

The new bridge for Deception Pass.

The new 1,720-ft bridge across Deception Pass and Canoe Pass in Puget Sound, that eliminated ferry service to Whidbey Island, a popular summer resort and points west is shown above. Port Townsend, one of the largest cities on the Sound is more easily accessible with the completion of the bridge that was built with a PWA grant of $92,000.
observed on 31 July 1935.
Both photographs from the archives of the S.P.H.S©


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