The Seattle Harbor Patrol traces it’s ancestory back to 1877 when the Harbor Department was established. It was ran by the Port Warden an elected official.
In 1912 they had one boat.
This is a nice video tracing the history of the Harbor Patrol from 1877 to the present, it is just over eight minutes and is a nice watch.
Thanks GaRRy for the link.
And if you are a boater and you want to stay on the good side of the Seattle Harbor Patrol, see these tips from the Seattle Harbor Patrol: Avoiding the Seattle Harbor Patrol’s Attention
Thanks for your interest in and support of boating safety
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