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Bellingham’s shoreline history: A boom, bust of resource extraction

Until 1850, the impacts of European and American settlers was limited

A vintage photo of people waiting at the docks.
People wait on the docks, awaiting the first arrival of the Bellingham to Victoria ferry in the early 1900s. (Photo courtesy of WWU Special Collections)
By Hailey Hoffman Visual Journalist
Editor’s note: Working Waterfront is an occasional series that captures the past, pr
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