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‘Miike Maru’

Historical Point of Interest

 
 
‘Miike Maru’ Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
1. ‘Miike Maru’ Marker
Inscription. At this site on August 31, 1896, the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Steamer ‘Miike Maru’ arrived with her cargo of tea. This was the first regularly scheduled steamer service between the Orient and Seattle and marked the birth of Seattle as an international port

Erected National Maritime Day – 1968
 
Erected 1968 by Yukon Club & Propeller Club – Port of Seattle.
 
Location. 47° 36.402′ N, 122° 20.478′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker can be reached from Alaskan Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Ton of Gold" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Visit of President Theodore Roosevelt’s “Great White Fleet” (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterfront History (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Avenue (about 700 feet away); "This Market Is Yours" (about 700 feet away); The Brooklyn Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Everett G. DuPen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colman Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
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‘Miike Maru’ Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
2. ‘Miike Maru’ Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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