Bainbridge Island

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Bainbridge Island sits in the middle of Puget Sound in Washington State. Its unique history starts with the Native Americans and includes logging, farming, fishing, and shipbuilding from the late 1800s through the present. Early explorers included George Vancouver in 1792 and the Wilkes expedition of 1841. Ferry service and other means of water transport were the only ways onto the island until 1950, when a bridge was completed. Bainbridge Island is only a 30-minute ferry ride from Seattle, and its only bridge approaches the island from the west. The City of Bainbridge Island, which includes the entire 65-square-mile island, incorporated on February 28, 1991. Its 23,000 residents today share the rich history that is told in images and captions within the pages of this book.
ISBN: 9780738599922
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Donald R. Tjossem, a local writer, has lived and worked in the Puget Sound area for over 50 years. Tjossem is a member of the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum and the Washington State Historical Society. For Images of America: Bainbridge Island, he has gathered materials strictly from the nearly 6,000 images in the archives of the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum—many never before published.