Friday, June 28, 2013
Industrial District, Riverview and Highland Park Neighborhoods of West Seattle
Today's 12.6 mile walk in West Seattle took me through three neighborhoods and to many parks.
Alki Trail and a marker that welcomed me to Pigeon Point, I walked east and south until coming to the Duwamish Trail and West Marginal Way SW at the Riverside Mill building and the Riverside Memorial.
The memorial is on a small plot and is dedicated to the immigrants (mostly from Croatia) who settled here in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
Port of Seattle's Terminal 105 Park and Duwamish Public Access. This Park is a habitat restoration site and offers great views of the river.
It has a picnic shelter and a hand boat launch. Small boats are warned that the Duwamish is a busy river and that large ships and tugs have limited sight maneuverability - small boats should steer clear of these larger vessels.
Herring's House Park which runs quite a distance along the Duwamish and offers views of Kellogg Island.
Yankee Clipper Shore Base, a 5/8 sized replica of the frame of the halibut boats used in this area. Signboards provide a history of the area starting with the Indian villages once on this site, the fisheries that were located here and the immigrants, bootleggers, squatters and counter-culture boat builders who settled here.
Duwamish Tribe Longhouse.
After walking as far as Michigan Street, I veered onto Highland Park Way and climbed the hill noting the West Duwamish Greenbelt and a small community of neat homes accessible via SW Othello Street.
Riverview Playfield and north to South Seattle Community College and then onto the campus but school did not appear to be in session. I will be returning to visit the Seattle Chinese Garden.
Puget Park, I discovered another nice community along 18th Avenue SW.
Puget Park and offers an entrance to the West Duwamish Greenbelt walking trails. I'd already walked 12 miles so I skipped the trails today.