Seattle, Washington: Great White Fleet of 1908

Plaque bolted to an anchor marks the spot - or it once did - where the crews from the Great White Fleet had shore leave before sailing around the world in 1908.

Address:
2065-2041 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
Directions:
The anchor - smaller than you might think - is bolted to the railing, next to a light pole, along the bayside sidewalk next to Alaskan Way, about a hundred yards south of Lenora St. You can park along Alaskan Way.
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Great White Fleet of 1908 monument.

Great White Fleet of 1908

An anchor marker denotes the around-the-world voyage of the Great White Fleet in 1908. It's on the pier in Seattle. There are plenty of photo ops and things to do in this area of the city.

[Gan Nunnally, 08/18/2020]

The anchor-marker was dedicated on National Maritime Day 1961. Back then it marked the disembarking point of the ships' crews, but now it's easily missed next to a busy highway.


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