Point No Point

Point No Point

by Richard Walker


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The US Lighthouse Board established Point No Point Light Station in 1879 to aid ships navigating to and from Puget Sound and the emerging port cities of Seattle and Tacoma. But the point was long an important place: a landmark for Coast Salish peoples traveling by water to fishing sites and for trade; a thriving community led by Suquamish leader ?al?q?m (pronounced "Challacum"); the site of the 1855 treaty signing that made a large swath of western Washington available for nonnative settlement; and an important foraging ground for fish, migratory birds, and sea mammals. Today, Point No Point is part of the larger community of Hansville on Washington's Kitsap Peninsula. Coast Salish peoples still fish here, and Point No Point Lighthouse remains an important aid to navigation. Fish, migratory birds, and sea mammals still regularly feed here on nutrients brought in from the ocean by powerful tidal currents. And residents and visitors alike are drawn to the point's beaches and breathtaking views.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467103053
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/06/2019
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,168,436
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Richard Walker uses compelling stories and images from archives, museums, and private collections to give a thorough yet concise account of Point No Point's history, from precontact to today. Walker is a journalist, author, poet, and mariner. This is his second book for Arcadia Publishing; his first, Roche Harbor, was published in 2009.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Hahd-skus 9

2 Treaty Times 21

3 Point No Point Light 35

4 They Knew It As Home 51

5 "We Are in Collision" 67

6 The Fishing Resort Era 83

7 Restoration 97

8 Hahd-skus Today 117

Bibliography 127

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