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Joshua Greene

1869 - 1975

 
 
Joshua Greene Marker image. Click for full size.
By Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret), May 31, 2018
1. Joshua Greene Marker
Inscription.  Purser, mate, trader, Shipowner, venturer, Joshua Green began his waterfront career on Puget Sound in 1888 when steamboating was in its infancy. He founded the LA Conner Trading and Transportation Company, operating freight and passenger steamers, and eventually became president of the Pugent Sound Navigation Company, preeminent water carrier of the sound. His ownership of vessels ranged from early paddle-wheelers to swift passenger vessels, including shares in the unique six-master barkentine Everett G. Griggs. His legacy to the Northwest maritime industry is the modern Washington State Ferry System.
 
Erected 1975 by Yukon Club and Propeller Club of Seattle.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 47° 36.423′ N, 122° 20.536′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker can be reached from Alaskan Way. Marker faces the Bay inside Waterfront Park. Touch for map. Marker
The Joshua Greene marker is located in Seattle's Waterfront Park. image. Click for full size.
By Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret), May 31, 2018
2. The Joshua Greene marker is located in Seattle's Waterfront Park.
is at or near this postal address: 1401 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Visit of President Theodore Roosevelt’s “Great White Fleet” (within shouting distance of this marker); "Ton of Gold" (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterfront History (within shouting distance of this marker); ‘Miike Maru’ (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "This Market Is Yours" (about 700 feet away); First Avenue (about 800 feet away); “Great White Fleet” (approx. ¼ mile away); Welcome to The Public Market (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2018, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2018, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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