An online magazine with information related to attractions, lodging, dining,
and travel resources in selected areas of Washinton
Prior to the arrival of the Europeans in the eighteenth century, the northern tip of the Olympic Peninsula was home to a number of Indian tribes. In 1792 British Captain George Vancouver named the best port that he found there for his friend the Marquis of Townshend. In 1851 a city was organized by American settlers and named Port Townsend. The port continued to prosper until the railroads that were being developed inland decided to terminate on the eastern side of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Tumwater, and Seattle. Those ports grew faster than Port Townsend and the local economy went into decline. Today the city is regarded to be of historic importance and it's economy relies heavily on arts and tourism.