Camano Island, Washington (Images of America Series)

Camano Island, Washington (Images of America Series)

by Karen Prasse, Stanwood Area Historical Society
     
 

Camano Island is one of dozens of islands in Puget Sound once covered with immense stands of Douglas fir and Western red cedar. Beginning in 1858, and while the Civil War raged half a continent away, a large mill operated at the northern end of the island where the tall ships anchored to take away spars, pilings, and lumber for export abroad. The mill closed in

Overview


Camano Island is one of dozens of islands in Puget Sound once covered with immense stands of Douglas fir and Western red cedar. Beginning in 1858, and while the Civil War raged half a continent away, a large mill operated at the northern end of the island where the tall ships anchored to take away spars, pilings, and lumber for export abroad. The mill closed in 1891, and small logging companies took the rest of the big trees over the years. Once a bridge was built in 1909, Camano became the "island you can drive to" for a fishing trip, hunting outing, or a vacation cabin within a few hours of Seattle. In the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Camano has become home to thousands of newcomers who enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the

Cascade and Olympic Mountain Ranges from Mount Baker to Mount Rainier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738531359
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/19/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author


In this pictorial retrospective, author and librarian Karen Prasse features more than 200 photographs from the collections of the Stanwood Area Historical Society, generously donated over the years by residents and others who recognized the need to preserve and interpret the heritage of this once out-of-the-way but picturesque place.

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