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Bainbridge Island

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Largest Softwood Sawmill in the World!
About 1864, Captain William Renton established a saw mill in Blakely Harbor on the eastern shores of Bainbridge Island. The mill grew in size and operations to become known as the "largest softwood sawmill in the world" around the turn of the century.
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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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.
All Kitsap Peninsula

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Mosquito Fleet
Before the large ferries and bridges, little boats and vessels dotted the waters of Puget Sound and this is where the term "Mosquito Fleet" comes from.
Bremerton

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MV Carlisle II
Built in 1917, the MV Carlisle II is the oldest continuously operating ferry in Puget Sound and the longest continuously licensed vessel in the U.S. This foot ferry was totally overhauled in 2004 and currently operates between Bremerton and Port Orchard.
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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.
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.


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What's in a name - The history of local names
Did you know that Kitsap County residents live in what was once known as Slaughter County, or that Liberty Bay was once called Dog Fish Bay? Linked is the history behind the names of many local communities and landmarks.
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.
Gig Harbor Temp 1

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Destiny Harbor Tours
4430 Holly Ln. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
253.225.6306
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Welcome, I'm Captain Tom. We operate harbor tours, sightseeing and private charters and memorials in Gig Harbor and Tacoma. Our open boats give an up-close look at the scenery, wildlife and history of Puget Sound! On all our tours you will enjoy spanning views of the Sound with islands, mountains and a great chance to see bald eagles, seals, sea lions, sea hawks (osprey) and more. A Destiny Harbor Tour brings you Up-Close and Personal with Puget Sound, Bring Your Camera! For more information see destinyharbortours.com !
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