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Seattle’s First Pier

Historical Point of Interest

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2011
1. Seattle’s First Pier Marker
Inscription. Seattle’s first pier lies buried beneath your feet. The famous Yesler sawmill and wharf, constructed in 1853m marked the birth of Seattle’s great lumber and shipping industries. For many years it was the center of Seattle’s business district.

Erected National Maritime Week – 1964
 
Erected 1964 by Yukon Club & Propeller Club – Port of Seattle.
 
Location. 47° 36.086′ N, 122° 20.198′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on Alaskan Way South near Yesler Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Alaskan Way South, Seattle WA 98104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indians Attack Seattle! Jan. 26, 1856 (a few steps from this marker); Ballast Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schwabacher’s Store (about 500 feet away); Maynard Building (about 500 feet away); Mutual Life Building (about 600 feet away); The Pioneer Square Pergola (about 700 feet away); Merchant’s Cafe (about 700 feet away); Grand Central Hotel (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
Also see . . .  Historylink.org - Henry Yesler
Seattle’s First Pier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2011
2. Seattle’s First Pier Marker
. (Submitted on October 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
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Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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