In the early 19th century what is today the northwest coast of Washington State might have become a Russian colony, an extension of Alaska, if the Sv. Nikolai voyage had been successful. This could have led to this section of New Albion, the . . . — — Map (db m129579) HM
Bordered by the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific Ocean, pre-contact Makah held a vast area of inland and coastal territory. These richly forested lands and the seas which teemed with life offered early Makah a wealth of natural resources. The . . . — — Map (db m129586) HM
The Shay locomotive is named for inventor Ephraim Shay of Cadillac, Michigan. The vertical cylinder conveyed power to all the wheels by universal joints and expansion couplings forming a flexible shaft which was rigid in revolution but flexible in . . . — — Map (db m129548) HM
In the last 150 years, the West Olympic Peninsula has seen many changes in timber transport.
photo 1: This picture shows a team of oxen hauling logs off a hillside in the 1890s. In the early days of logging on the Peninsula, oxen were . . . — — Map (db m129493) HM
Sail and Seal Rocks rise from the seascape in front
of you, where Snow Creek enters the Strait of Juan
de Fuca. This rich and productive marine habitat
attracts fishermen, divers, kayakers—and whales!
Snow Creek overlook is one of the . . . — — Map (db m83679) HM
The temperate rain forest is dominated by Sitka spruce. Except where it penetrates valley such as the Hoh, the Sitka spruce grows along a narrow coastal strip from northern California to Alaska.
High rainfall, fog, and ocean-moderated . . . — — Map (db m83654) HM
The Spanish Captain Juan Perez sailed north from San Blas in 1774 with orders from Spain to claim the Coast against the Russians. Perez discovered Nootka Sound on the West shore of Vancouver Island and traded with the natives of the Queen . . . — — Map (db m83652) HM
The landscape of the Strait of Juan de Fuca was
carved out by ice-age glaciers 13,000 years ago.
The retreat of the glaciers created deep fjords which
provide abundant food and habitat for many species
of marine mammals.
By the mid-1900’s, . . . — — Map (db m83693) HM
Lighthouse tender boats supplied the Station by traversing Dungeness Bay from the mainland. At least four docks were built over the years. They were often destroyed by storms.
The original dock was constructed circa 1857. It is unknown if it . . . — — Map (db m129695) HM
Approximately 10,000 years ago
Dungeness Spit began to form. The Spit is formed from sand and gravel from the Olympic Mountains carried by the Dungeness River into Dungeness Bay.
Debris is also sloughed off the bluffs to the . . . — — Map (db m129716) HM