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Rain Shadow
As wet air moves in from the Southwest over the Pacific Ocean and up into the Olympic Mountians, moisture is dumped onto the western slopes, leaving less rain to fall on the other side of the mountains forming a rain shadow.
Bainbridge Island

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Harry Tracy
On July 5, 1902, escaped convict Harry Tracy (1877-1902) commandeers the Johnson home on Bainbridge Island . . .


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Weather
Weather on and around the Kitsap Peninsula varies greatly due to the mountains, water and other influences.


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Highest point on the Kitsap Peninsula
Gold Mountain, at 1,761 feet, is the highest point on the Kitsap Peninsula. The Olympic Mountains (to the west) ranging between 7,000 and 8,000 feet, and the Cascade Mountains (to the east) including Mt Rainier at 14, 411 feet, surround the Kitsap Peninsula and contribute to our spectacular scenery.
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Kitsap, Chief Kitsap
Kitsap or Ktsap was a war chief of the Suquamish Tribe. One source says that he was the most powerful chief on Puget Sound from 1790 to 1845. Kitsap County, Washington and the Kitsap Peninsula are named for him.
Port Gamble

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First U.S. Navy battle death in the Pacific
Haida raiders kill Gustave Englebrecht, first U.S. Navy battle death in the Pacific, at Port Gamble on November 21, 1856.
Silverdale

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Napoleon's Poplar Trees
In 1908 C.E. Greaves planted the original Lombardy Poplar tree that is the forerunner of the majestic stand of poplars that now towers over Silverdale. The trees are the actual cuttings of the trees whose origin were the trees that Napoleon had planted on the Isle of St. Helena when he was banished from France.
Suquamish

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Land In The Sky Story Pole
Near Agate Passage, not far from Old man House at Suquamish, Washington, close to the resting place of Chief Seattle, stood the imposing Land in the Sky Totem. This is the story pole that was to have been erected on the Seattle World’s Fair Grounds. Carved by Joseph Hillaire, A Lummi, on a Hoh River log, this cedar tale was accepted for Century 21 as being symbolic of the future even though it told of events in the far Indian past. Click the link to view a video about the "Land in the Sky" legend.
Blake Island

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Cascadia Marine Trail
Washington Water Trails Association
4649 Sunnyside Ave N #305
Seattle, WA, WA 98103-6900
206.545.9161
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This inland sea trail is a National Recreation Trail and designated one of only 16 National Millennium Trails by the White House. Suitable for day or multi-day trips, the Cascadia Marine Trail has over 50 campsites to visit. People can boat to the campsites from many public and private launch sites or shoreline trailheads.


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Puget Sound
Puget Sound is an arm of the Pacific Ocean, bordering Kitsap Peninsula on the east, named for Peter Puget, who explored it.
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