The SkiZer hit the water recently for a tour of Elliott Bay in Seattle.
If you’re a student of Seattle history, you know that Elliott Bay is the reason for Seattle’s being. At the time of Seattle’s founding, many other locations — Olympia, Port Townsend, Steilacoom, to name a few — had a head start. But Seattle eventually won out because of the vision of settler Doc Maynard, who pushed to locate the city in what he knew was a better place for commerce.
Today’s ever-changing Seattle skyline is proof that Doc had it right.
Doc used to paddle a canoe around these waters. From a kayak today, it’s an amazing sight.