Ballast Island

Ballast Island (HMWF9)

Location: Seattle, WA 98104 King County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 36.037', W 122° 20.173'

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Historical Point of Interest

In this area once part of the bay, vessels from ports all over the world dumped their ballast. Untold thousands of tons were unloaded into the water by ship's crews including 40,000 tons from San Francisco's Telegraph Hill.

The island, long a gathering place for Indians on their annual migrations, was covered in the 1890's by construction of Railroad Avenue (now called Alaskan Way).
HM NumberHMWF9
Placed ByThe Yukon Club and Propeller Club
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 549896 N 5272125
Decimal Degrees47.60061667, -122.33621667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 36.037', W 122° 20.173'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 36' 2.22" N, 122° 20' 10.38" W
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Area Code(s)206, 425, 360, 253
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 212 Alaskan Way S, Seattle WA 98104, US
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