Saturday, May 19, 2007

Luna Park

"In 1907 a saltwater natatorium which occupied this space in the complex was built for the Luna Park 'seaside pleasure resort.' Housed in a large airy building, the swimming pool remained in operation until it was burned down in 1931. In the 1950's its cement walls were filled to create the park in front of you. In the 1990's cracks in the walls were repaired. Deemed unsafe in 2004, the seawalls that once enclosed the swimming pool were then demolished. As they were hauled away, so was the last vestige of the original natatorium."

Our Anchor

Gives Me the Shivers:

Historical Point of Interest
"On the evening of November 18, 1906, approximately two miles due west of this site, the steamer, Dix, while traversing from Seattle to Port Blakely, collided with the Alaska Steamer, Jeanie. Forty-two persons were carried to an early watery grave. That tragic collision culminated grief unsurpassed to date, within Puget Sound residents and seamen alike.
Erected National Maritime Week - 1973"
Memorial Located at Luna Park

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