|Port Townsend from the Whidbey Island ferry|
The settlement of Port Townsend was officially established in April, 1851 and was early on called "the City of Dreams" due to speculation that this would become the largest commercial harbor on the west coast. By the latter part of the 19th century it was a well known and active seaport with speculators buying up property and building homes on the theory that the northern transcontinental railroad line would end there and most major shipping north of California would go through the town.
|Victorian house preserved by neglect|
Numerous Victorian homes were refurbished and turned into homes for retirees or, commonly, bed and breakfast lodgings. The Port Townsend Historic District was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
|Most opulent post office I've ever seen|
|Port Townsend boatyard - a west coast mecca|
|Murhut Falls - was it worth it?|
Port Townsend Bonus PicsVictorian Architecture
The boat yard
|How to pull a big boat out of the water|
|Inside the barn|
|Deer wander the streets|