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ADVENTURESS (Schooner Yacht) 01989-04-11 April 11, 1989 Seattle Built in 1913 as a yacht for private Arctic exploration, this schooner actually spent most of its career as a pilot boat at San Francisco. It is significant as an example of the work of the naval architect Bowdoin B. Crowninshield, who greatly influenced 20th century American yacht and schooner design. American and English Camps, San Juan Island Both of these camps were set up in 1859 as response to the hostilities of the Pig War. The camps were occupied for 12 years, until the Treaty of Washington was signed, negotiated by Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany. The British abandoned their camp in November 1872, while the American camp was disbanded in July 1874. ARTHUR FOSS (Tugboat) Built in 1889, the Arthur Foss is one of the oldest wooden-hulled tugboats afloat in the United States. She gained worldwide fame when the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio leased the vessel for its 1933 production Tugboat Annie, starring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery. In World War II, Arthur Foss was the last boat to escape before the Battle of Wake Island began in late 1941.
B Reactor The B-Reactor at Hanford Site, Washington, was the first large scale plutonium production reactor ever built. The project was commissioned under the Manhattan Project, during World War II, to develop the first nuclear weapons. Bonneville Dam Historic District Built in the 1930s to harness the Columbia River for power generation, this was the first hydroelectric dam with a hydraulic drop sufficient to produce 500,000 kW of hydropower. The NHL district covers the dam and other elements of the federal dam project, including the #1 powerhouse, navigation lock, fish ladder, and hatchery. The site is also listed in Oregon. Chinook Point Captain Robert Gray became the first European to see the Columbia River at this location in 1792. His explorations gave the United States a strong position in its later territorial contests with Great Britain. DUWAMISH (Fireboat) Built in 1909, the Duwamish is the second-oldest boat in the US built specifically for firefighting. FIREBOAT NO. 1 (Tacoma) Built in 1929, Fireboat No. 1 is now in permanent dry dock in Tacoma. Fort Nisqually Granary Established in 1833, Fort Nisqually was the first European trading post on Puget Sound. Both of these buildings have been moved to Point Defiance Park, and a replica of the original Fort Nisqually as a living museum. Fort Worden Fort Worden was built during the Endicott period of US seacoast defense building. It is now a Washington state park. Lightship No. 83 Relief Built in 1904, the Relief (along with its sister ship) is the oldest surviving American lightvessel. Now moored at Seattle's Northwest Seaport at Lake Union Park and named the Swiftsure. Longmire Buildings The three contributing buildings are the Service Station, the Community Building, and the third (former) Administration Building, and are examples of National Park Service Rustic architecture. Marmes Rockshelter Despite being the fact that human remains at the site are the oldest that have been found in Washington, and at the time of excavation, the oldest set of remains found in North America, the site was submerged under water after the closing of the Lower Monumental Lock and Dam.Mount Rainier National Park The National Park Service's master planning process at this national park in the 1920s marked a significant evolution in the professional management of scenic and recreational lands. The park retains most of the facilities that grew out of this pioneer plan. Panama Hotel Built in 1910, this building holds the last remaining Japanese bathhouse (sento) in the United States. Pioneer Building, Pergola, and Totem Pole Building is a Richardsonian Romanesque building built in 1892. The Pergola was formerly a cable car stop built in 1909, and the Totem Pole, which was originally carved around 1790, was stolen from a Tlingit village, and presented to the city of Seattle by its Chamber of Commerce in 1899. Port Gamble Historic District This company town was founded in 1853, and ran the longest running timber mill in the US, which just closed in 1995. Seattle architect Charles Bebb designed many of the town's buildings.Port Townsend Formerly a prosperous customs station, this town retains a significant collection of 19th century commercial and residential buildings. Yakima Park Stockade Group Log building complex of four individual buildings in Mount Rainier National Park that is architecturally significant on its own.

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