This, it seems, is the oldest photograph of any part of Salmon Bay – but what part? It was copied from a Lowman Family album, and the date scrawled at the bottom is most likely 1887 and not 1889. Three or four more other views of the “north end” appear in the album and they are date 1887. In 1887 is was first possible to reach Salmon bay from the downtown waterfront aboard the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railroad. Of course this group must have come around West Point in their sailboat.

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