Selected Historical Web Links:
Island Historical Society
Bellingham Yacht Club (History)
In 1931, BYC hosted the PIYA regatta. Boats from Vancouver,
Victoria, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and Bremerton attended.
Blake Island: Washington.HistoryLink.org [Detailed historical account
Island and the Trimble family]
Bremerton Centennial 1901-2001
The Sun continues its monthly historical
retrospective of Bremerton, which officially
became a city Oct. 1, 1901. City residents
will celebrate the centennial Oct. 16 of this
year. The eight-part series, which was
launched March 18, studies the people, the
vital role of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
and growth issues such as transportation,
business and infrastructure.
1938 (March 18) - Bremerton Chamber of Commerce is incorporated. William Gates, Sr.,
grandfather of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, is Treasurer of the Chamber and signs incorporation papers.
- Bremerton Heritage
William Bremer, a foward-looking German immigrant, realized the
economic potential of founding a town so close to the naval station
and platted the town of Bremerton in 1891. It was later incorporated
- Bremerton Yacht Club History
Daffodil Marine Regatta, Tacoma 1999 Parade Photos:
The "Isis" from the Bremerton Yacht Club
"1st Admiral Class Award"
Erland's Point murders are committed on March 28, 1934
- Everett Yacht Club History
The 'Galloping Gertie' or 'The History of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge'
[Special UW Libraries Collection]
- Heavy Weather (Navigation
Context / Log Race) (Slide
Hood Canal Bridge History |
- History Link:
County & Washington Sate History
King County Historical Snapshots
King County Snapshots presents King County, Washington, through 12,000 historical images
carefully chosen from twelve organizations' collections. These cataloged 19th and 20th century images
portray people, places, and events in the county's urban, suburban, and rural communities.
- Kitsap County Historical
THE KITSAP MUSEUM STORE
The philosophy of the KITSAP MUSEUM STORE is to complement, through the
sale of appropriate gift items, the mission statement of the KITSAP COUNTY
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM: to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit the
history, culture and heritage of Kitsap County.
- Kitsap County: Economic History [LMEA]
Lake Union: The evolution of a dream
by Walt Crowley, Seattle Times, 8 June 2003.
Back in 1854, Lake Union was the backwater of a backwater town. A natural
dam at Montlake sealed it off from the higher Lake Washington, while only
a tiny stream through Fremont drained it into Salmon Bay.
The U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63) returns to Bremerton for deactivation and
storage on April 12, 1992.
The historic "Mosquito Fleet"
consisted of thousands of steamships
steamed from port to port around Puget Sound between the 1850s and the
1930s. The fleet was once an integral part of Washington stateís
- Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center
Olympia YC CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: Friday, July 2, 2004
College: A Brief History
Opening Day History (SYC)
- Oro Bay & Anderson Isand [BYC Page]
The history of West Sound place names [The Sun, December 1999]
- Port Orchard Yacht
"Russ Sweany, a local real estate broker, couldn't see a yacht club
happening in Port Orchard anytime soon. He cruised his boat ... to
Bremerton Yacht Club
and asked if he and his wife could become members there. They wanted to
belong to a club that had some moorage and the Bremerton club seemed to
have everything a boater could want. They had just recently been
established as a yacht club ..."
"They were denied! They went back home licking their wounds when a short
time later they got word from the Bremerton club with the reason they were
rejected: The BYC members had already decided to help the Port Orchard
yachtsmen form their own club. Thatís about how it happened in 1956..."
The Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society
... is here to help you learn about the maritime heritage of
Pacific Northwest. Membership in the Society is open to anyone interested in our Maritime History. The
Society's purpose is to collect, preserve and display maritime historical objects, relics and data with
particular emphasis on the Pacific Northwest.
- Puget Sound Naval
Shipyard: Historical Photos
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard [historylink.org]
Queen City YC History
- Rainier Yacht Club (History)
The year 1954 is also remembered by this young club as the year it swept the major races,
with RYC skippers winning the Bremerton Heavy Weather Race, Tyee Ladies Day Race, Over-all in the IPBA International Race, ...
Recycling an Old (Hood Canal) Bridge! [Sun 12 July 03]
- Sailing: Tall Ships [Links]
Seattle YC History
- Tacoma Yacht Club (History)
Vic-Maui Race Winners since 1968
1976: Race Passage, P. McCullough, Bremerton YC,
Swan 44, 10d:19h:37m:14s [Vic-Maui
- Washington State