The Biggest Port that Never Was July 29th 2011 The founders of Port Townsend in 1850, Alfred Plummer, Charles Bachelder, Francis Pettygrove, and Loren Hastings, believed they had an unbeatable opportunity.
Their new port sat directly on the mouth of Puget Sound, the most important harbor north of San Francisco.
They intended their town to be the largest in the Pacific Northwest.
For a whi ... read more
North America » United States » Washington » Port Townsend Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
When I travel, I love the great outdoors, modern art, historical sites, good food, classic roadside attractions, and long drives in a convertible. Preferably all at once. The nickname is a tribute to a wise traveller in the Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, who proved that all you really need to cross the galaxy (and beyond) is a towel.
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