Sunday, August 17, 2014

Famous For Its Crabs

Dungeness Bay on the Olympic Peninsula in Dungeness, Washington.  This is the town where the famous Dungeness Crab gets its name.

The bay is protected by one of the world's longest sand spits, which keeps the rough sea waves away.  According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Dungeness Spit is one of only a few such geological formations in the world which was formed during the Vashon Glacial era ten to twenty thousand years ago.

On the very end of the spit is the New Dungeness Lighthouse.  The lighthouse was "the first U.S. lighthouse completed on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  It has operated continuously providing navigational aids to ships plying the waters of the Strait since its lard oil lamp was lit for the first time on December 14, 1857."  If you enlarge this photo, you can just barely make it out in the distance.

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2011: Stitch Me Up Something Fancy
2010: Hot Dogs Are The New Coitus
2009: Better Than A Five Dollar Foot Long
2008: Isn’t This Grate??
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2006: Bringing The Good Stuff
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