Beckett Point, Washington

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Beckett Point is a small sand spit jutting out into northeastern Discovery Bay, about ten miles from the city of Port Townsend in Jefferson County, Washington, United States.[1] The Point is owned by the Beckett Point Fisherman's Club, which leases out approximately 100 homes.[2] Many of the families have lived there for several generations, fishing salmon, crab, and shrimp.

Home to approximately 81 species of plants,[1] the point contains a rare remnant of the region's original prairie ecosystem.[3]

History

Beckett Point was named by George Vancouver in 1792.[citation needed] Vancouver also named Discovery Bay, Washington for his ship, Puget Sound and Whidbey Island for crew members and Vancouver Island for himself. Many other places in the Pacific Northwest are named by him and his crew. It is likely that someone named "Beckett" was part of his crew.

Beckett Point Fisherman's Club has owned Beckett Point since 1939.[4] At the outset, the community had 22 homes.[4] It was originally built as a summer colony, although many people now live there year-round.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Nelsa Buckingham (1991). "Beckett Point, Jefferson County, Washington" (DOC). Washington Native Plant Society.
  2. ^ Beckett Point Fisherman's Club. "Beckett Point Member Website". Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  3. ^ Neil Gallagher (2014). The History of Beckett Point. p. 41.
  4. ^ a b c "PHOTO: Beckett Point Fisherman's Club celebrates 75th". Port Townsend Leader. 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2017-12-12.[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 48°04′37″N 122°53′20″W / 48.07694°N 122.88889°W / 48.07694; -122.88889