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“Great White Fleet”

Historical Point of Interest

 
 
“Great White Fleet” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
1. “Great White Fleet” Marker
Inscription. The U.S. Navy’s “Great White Fleet” arrived Seattle May 23 and departed May 27, 1908 to continue their famous 46,000 mile round the world cruise. Part of the fleet anchored in Elliot Bay near this site and the crews disembarked here at the foot of Lenor and Virginia Streets – then known as Piers 9 & 10.

Erected National Maritime Day 1961
 
Erected 1961 by Yukon Club & Propeller Club – Port of Seattle.
 
Location. 47° 36.569′ N, 122° 20.735′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on Alaskan Way, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2001 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to The Public Market (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bell Street Terminal, Pier 66 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bell Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waterfront History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crystal Pool (approx. 0.2 miles away); "This Market Is Yours" (approx. ¼ mile away);
“Great White Fleet” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
2. “Great White Fleet” Marker
The Visit of President Theodore Roosevelt’s “Great White Fleet” (approx. ¼ mile away); "Ton of Gold" (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Seattle.
 
Also see . . .  The Navy Department Library - The Cruise of the Great White Fleet. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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