Port Blakely, Bainbridge Island, Washington
Port Blakely is a community of Bainbridge Island, Washington. It is located on the east side of the island, slightly to the south. The center of Port Blakely is generally defined as the intersection of Blakely Hill Road and Blakely Avenue NE, although the wider area is generally also known as Port Blakely.
The community's name was at one time spelled as Port Blakeley.
Hall Brothers Shipyard and Port Blakely Mill
In 1863, William Renton began operating a sawmill at Port Blakeley. In 1880, brothers Isaac, Winslow and Henry Knox Hall moved their shipyard from Port Ludlow, Washington to a site near the Port Blakely Lumber Mill. At one point, this mill was "the world's largest sawmill under one roof."
"Between 1881 and 1904, the Hall Brothers launched 77 vessels of every size and rig, including barks, barkentines, three-, four-, and five-masted schooners, steamers, a tug, a government revenue cutter and several yachts. Hall Brothers was largely responsible for building most of the schooners for the Pacific Coast lumber trade."
Scenic views and cycling
To locals, Port Blakely is known for its hilly bike routes and scenic views of the sound and the woody island.
- Alfred D. Bowen (ed.), Seattle …and the… Orient, The Times Printing Company, Seattle, 1900. p. 62
- Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.
- Ed Monk, boat designer, was born in Port Blakely on 1 January 1894. "Port Blakely Companies". Retrieved March 10, 2010.
- Bruzelius, Lars (1996-10-06). "Sailing Ships:Five-masted Schooners". Maritime History Virtual Archives. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
- White, Gary M (2008). "The Port Blakely Years". Hall Brothers Shipyards. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. pp. 8–9. ISBN 978-0-7385-5614-7.
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