Scene in Edmonds: More from that windswept day on waterfront

— Photos taken Nov. 8 by Julia Wiese

  1. The Edmonds waterfront can be very wild. That is why there were no native settlements there, and when George Brackett arrived one of the first moves was to establish dikes along the shoreline. The dikes were there for many years and took a lot of maintenance.

  2. Julia, if you can imagine, back as a kid in Edmonds in the 1930s, we could still find a few remnants of the old dikes. Mainly they had been in place to protect the mills along the waterfront, just like the breakwater protects the boat harbor today. Some of the early Edmonds newspapers mentioned repairs to the dikes after a particularly bad storm. The dikes of Edmonds gave us something in common with the stories of Holland and its dikes.

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