Harbor Department Port Warden Reports, 1900-1938  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Harbor Dept.
Title
Harbor Department Port Warden Reports
Dates
1900-1938 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.0 cubic feet, (5 boxes)
Collection Number
1802-C7
Summary
Monthly reports of the Port Warden, 1900-1938.
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In 1962, the charter article creating the Harbor Department and office of the Port Warden was repealed by charter amendment; the functions of the department were assigned to other city departments by ordinance.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

The Port Warden monthly reports include statistics on tonnage and value of goods imported and exported through the port of Seattle. Import and export information is organized by port of origination or destination and further organized by type of merchandise. Also included is information on arrivals and departures of vessels, number of passsengers and ports of destination, and financial information (including revenues and disbursements) for the Harbor Department's office.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Port Warden Reports, Record Series 1802-C7. 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.

Port Warden Reports, 1900-1938Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Port Warden Monthly Reports
1900-1907
2
Port Warden Monthly Reports
1908-1914
3
Port Warden Monthly Reports
1915-1921
4
Port Warden Monthly Reports
1922-1927
5
Port Warden Monthly Reports
1928-1938

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Exports--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Freight and freightage--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Harbors--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Imports--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Ships--Cargo--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Harbor Dept.
  • Port of Seattle
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Commerce
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Monthly reports
  • Statistics