Monday, April 19, 2010

History of Three Tree Point

Images of America Three Tree Point
by Doug Shadel, Pam Harper, and Guy Harper
Introduction by Charles Ganong

In the summer time, native people came to Three Tree Point from their villages. They came by trials that are still used today and canoe, attracted by the freshwater springs and the abundant food source of berries, clams and fish. For them it was a summer retreat, a place to meet friends and to stock up for the winter.

By the 1900's, well-to-do Seattleites started building summer homes on the beaches of Three Tree Point. There was a gereral store as well as a dock, vacation cottages, two pavilion, picnic grounds and the Mosquito Fleet passenger ferry.

During the Prohibiton, Canadian bootleggers used it's darkened docks to smuggle in liquor. Today, the residents remain a hearty, humorous, and colorful group. Three Tree Point offers beachcombing, windsurfing, swimming, waterskiing and jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, scuba diving, and sailing. The Point's Fourth of July celebration includes parades by land and sea, activities for the kids fo all ages, and a spectacular fireworks display.

This wonderful story of Three Tree Point is told by Doug Shadel, Pam and Guy Harper in Images of America Three Tree Point. It is a delightful book found in the Bed and Breakfast library and is available for purchase. The author write and we also want to say, "So come on it, pull up a chair, and stay awhile, but be careful -you may never want to leave."

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