• Created Date
  • 1909-1911
  • Description
  • By 1900, steamers ferried passengers and freight on Lake Washington. A line ran from the end of Seattle’s Madison Street to Houghton, Kirkland and Juanita on the east side of the lake.  Ferries also steamed from landings in Madrona and Leschi to docks on Mercer Island and Meydenbauer Bay, Mercer Slough and Newcastle Landing.  John Anderson of the Anderson Shipyards in Houghton was the principal ferry operator on Lake Washington with at least n... more
    By 1900, steamers ferried passengers and freight on Lake Washington. A line ran from the end of Seattle’s Madison Street to Houghton, Kirkland and Juanita on the east side of the lake.  Ferries also steamed from landings in Madrona and Leschi to docks on Mercer Island and Meydenbauer Bay, Mercer Slough and Newcastle Landing.  John Anderson of the Anderson Shipyards in Houghton was the principal ferry operator on Lake Washington with at least nine ships. By 1911, boats were regularly serving Medina, Factoria, Kennydale, Beaux Arts, Cozy Cove, Wilburton, Wildwood Park, Atlanta Park and Fortuna Park, on Mercer Island. Fortuna Park included a picnic grounds, bathing beach, playfields and a bandstand. less
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