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Seattle in King County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Colman Dock

Historical Point of Interest

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, December 30, 2012
1. Colman Dock Marker
Inscription.
Colman Dock was built on this site by
J. M. Colman in 1909. This dock was center
of ferry boat activity on Puget Sound.
Seattle Ferry Terminal dedicated May 18, 1966,
National Maritime Day - 1966

 
Erected 1966 by Yukon Club & Propeller Club - Port of Seattle.
 
Location. 47° 36.165′ N, 122° 20.265′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on Alaskan Way (Washington Route 519), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seattle WA 98104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seattle’s First Pier (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indians Attack Seattle! Jan. 26, 1856 (about 600 feet away); Start of Seattle Fire Site (about 700 feet away); Steamer Idaho Wreckage (about 800 feet away); First Post Office in Seattle (about 800 feet away); First School in Seattle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexis Hotel / Globe Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ballast Island (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
Regarding Colman Dock. HistoryLink.org provides additional history: Colman built the original
Colman Dock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 30, 2012
2. Colman Dock Marker
Colman Dock (now Pier 52, the terminal for Washington State Ferries on the downtown Seattle waterfront). He built it as a 40 x 60-foot shipping dock in 1882, but the 1889 fire destroyed that. He rebuilt it, and the ensuing Klondike Gold Rush (1897) made it a thriving hub.
 
Also see . . .  History of James Murray Colman. (Submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Colman Dock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 30, 2012
3. Colman Dock Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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