THE QUIMPER PENINSULA The Quimper Peninsula offers some of the best shore diving in the state of Washington.Several excellent dive sites are accessible out of historic Port Townsend on the Peninsula’s tip.Explore the jetty at Point Hudson and see Giant Pacific Octopus, Plumose Anemones and numerous varieties of crab and rockfish, as well as a sunken barge covered in marine life.Or, take a drift dive and examine old bottles that litter the sea floor - some dating as far back as the early 1800’s when Port Townsend was a busy Victorian seaport.Our Adult Education class offers a broad and exciting approach to studying the Bible and applying Christian principles to our daily life. Our Celebration Garden is taking shape on the south side of the church.The Labyrinth is complete and was dedicated on November 1, 2015 When the next phase is completed it will include a memorial wall, a scattering garden, and a gathering place for church events.
The fort was initially built to protect the settlers, and after a rough run, burned down in 1895.
S.) Expedition overland - 1805 passed by southern end of Coast Salish territory at Columbia River; established general American claim to area; est. 800 1807 Simon Fraser (English) descended Fraser River through Salish territory 1810 John Jacob Astor (U.
S.) organizes the Pacific Fur Company at mouth of Columbia River (Astoria) 1820s-1830s Beaver fur at a premium 1824 Bureau of Indian Affairs created in U. War Department 1825 Hudson Bay Company established Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River as first trading post in area 1827 Hudson's Bay Company established Fort Langley on lower Fraser River, first Hudson's Bay Company trading post in Salish territory 1828 Hudson's Bay Company launches punitive expedition against Klallam; burned village at Port Townsend "200 paces in length," continuous lodges style 1832-34 Hudson's Bay Company established Nisqually House/Fort as first trading post and agricultural settlement in Puget Sound; 1833 Klallam trading recorded 1836 Beaver, side-wheeler, 1st steamship in Pacific NW, Hudson's Bay Company armed trader; used in Indian wars, as passenger vessel and tug; sank in 1888 1841 Charles Wilkes (U.
Deeper dives in this area are current dependent, and feature an artificial reef that is home to Giant Pacific Octopus, rockfish, anemones of many varieties, and more.
Point Hudson Point Hudson has a varied topography, with eelgrass along the beach and a steep slope that drops to 45’ at The Dolphin (big concrete piling assembly in the water).
Fort Warden State Park offers a shallow dive in and around the pilings of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.