Harbor Department Annual Reports, 1894-1950  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
Title
Harbor Department Annual Reports
Dates
1894-1950 (inclusive)
Quantity
.6 cubic foot, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
1802-G5
Summary
Annual reports for the Harbor Department, 1894 to 1958. Reports include statistics, recommendations, and information on imports and exports.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Harbor Department was created by the City Charter of 1890. The Charter authorized the City Council to regulate wharfage and dockage tolls, regulate landings and berths for water craft, and provide general control of wharves and docks. The City Council could also order construction of wharves, docks, and other "landing places." The Port Warden was appointed by the mayor as the head of the Harbor Department.

In 1962, the charter article creating the Harbor Department and office of the Port Warden was repealed by charter amendment; the functions of the department were assigned to other city departments by ordinance.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Annual reports for the Harbor Department, sometimes called Port Warden reports, date from 1894 to 1958; there are gaps between 1922 and 1944. The early reports contains statistics on steam and sail departures and arrivals, foreign imports and exports, and inbound and outbound passengers. They also contain reports on waterfront activity; some contain detailed information on type and quantity of imports and exports. Recommendations for the waterfront are also included, such as the need for a harbor patrol, the necessity of a seawall and the replacement of wood buoys with steel ones. The 1922 report is in the “Official Port Book” and contains photographs and other information about the harbor. The reports dating from 1944 to 1958 are brief and contain brief information on the operations of the department.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Harbor Department Annual Reports, Record Series 1802-G5. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Harbor Department Annual Reports, 1894-1950Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1894
1/1
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1895
1/1
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1896
1/1
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1898
1/1
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1898-1899
1/1
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1899
1/2
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1900
1/2
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1901
1/2
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1903
1/2
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1904
1/2
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1904
1/2
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1905
1/2
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1905
1/2
Harbor Department Annual Report
1905
1/3
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1904
1/3
Harbor Department Annual Report
1906
1/3
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1908
1/3
Harbor Department Port Warden Annual Report
1908
1/3
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1909
1/3
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1909
1/3
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1909
1/4
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1910
1/4
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1911
1/4
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1912
1/5
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1913
1/5
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1914
1/6
Harbor Department Annual Report, Revenues and Disbursements
1915
1/6
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1915
1/6
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1916
1/7
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1917
1/7
Harbor Department Annual Report
1917
1/7
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report, Revenue and Disbursements
1917
1/7
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1918
1/7
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1918
1/8
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1919
1/8
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1920
1/8
Harbor Department Annual Report
1920
2/1
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1921
2/1
Harbor Department Annual Report
1921
2/1
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report (included in "Official Port Book of the City of Seattle")
1922
2/2
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1924
2/2
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1925
2/3
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1926
2/3
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1929
2/3
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1930
2/4
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1931
2/4
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1932
2/4
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1933
2/4
Harbor Department/Port Warden Annual Report
1934
2/5
Harbor Department Annual Report
1944
2/5
Harbor Department Annual Report
1945
2/5
Harbor Department Annual Report
1947
2/5
Harbor Department Annual Report
1948
2/5
Harbor Department Annual Report
1949
2/5
Harbor Department Annual Report
1950

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Exports--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Harbor police--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Harbors--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Imports--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sea-walls--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Shipping--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Waterfronts--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Port of Seattle
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Seattle (Wash.). Harbor Dept. (creator)