Puget Sound Cam documents the activity in Seattle’s Elliott Bay, which is part of Puget Sound. Through an intricate set of waterways, this “inland sea” runs about 50 miles to the Washington coast and the Pacific Ocean.
Watch Washington State Ferry System wend their way toward Bainbridge Island and Bremerton. A small foot ferry, the Elliott Bay Water Taxi, runs from downtown to West Seattle. Our ferry system is the largest in the world! Giant ocean-going cargo ships, their rectangular containers piled like colorful building blocks, also ply the Sound under the careful direction of squat tugboats.
West Seattle hovers across the Bay. The camera points to the northern tip of Duwamish Head. Just around the bend lies Alki Beach, the site where the original settlers of Seattle—the Denny Party—landed. They lasted one miserable, muddy winter there, then moved to the more habitable Pioneer Square to build a new city.
The newest attraction along the Waterfront, the Seattle Great Wheel, began construction in April 2012 and opened on June 29, 2012. The 175-foot-tall ferris wheel, one of the largest in the United States, has 42 gondolas and is located at Pier 57. Located right in the middle of the Puget Sound Cam's field of vision, views during the day, at twilight, and even late at night are breathtaking.
I hope you will visit the Puget Sound Cam often, for a bird’s-eye view of what’s happening on the Waterfront in Seattle’s Elliott Bay.
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