Boston Harbor, Washington

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Boston Harbor, Washington
Boston Harbor, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Boston Harbor, Washington
Location within the state of Washington
Coordinates: 47°8′19.22″N 122°54′4.24″W / 47.1386722°N 122.9011778°W / 47.1386722; -122.9011778Coordinates: 47°8′19.22″N 122°54′4.24″W / 47.1386722°N 122.9011778°W / 47.1386722; -122.9011778
CountryUnited States

Boston Harbor is an unincorporated community in Thurston County, Washington. Seattle real estate developer C. D. Hillman platted the site in 1907 and promoted sale of the lots by offering cash prizes to buyers.[1] The community is home to the Dofflemyer Point Light, built in 1934 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.


It is located at the intersection of Pickering Passage and Dana Passage, with outlying parts also falling along Budd Inlet. It is located between Dover Point and Dofflemyer Point, which is marked by a distinctive concrete lighthouse that is not accessible by land.[2] Boston Harbor is a formerly rural area that has now become an affluent exurb of Olympia, Washington.


Looking out on Boston Harbor Marina

The community features many waterfront and waterview homes. The area is also home to the Boston Harbor Marina,[3] and sits near Priest Point Park and Burfoot Park.[4] Children in the area have attended the formerly independent Boston Harbor School[5] since the early 1900s, now part of the Olympia School District.

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  1. ^ Younkman v. Hillman, 1909 Washington State Supreme Court opinion. Retrieved 11/19/19.
  2. ^ Mueller, M. and Mueller, T. (2006) Afoot & Afloat South Puget Sound. The Mountaineers Books. p 265.
  3. ^ Boston Harbor Marina official website. Retrieved 8/3/08.
  4. ^ Judd, R.C. (2001) Inside Out Washington: A Best Places Guide to the Outdoors. Sasquatch Books. p 25.
  5. ^ Boston Harbor School Archived August 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine official website. Retrieved 9/7/11.