When you visit Puget Sound or one of the many lakes in Washington, especially during the gorgeous summer months here, you’re bound to see someone sailing. (And maybe you’re the one on the sailboat!)
Sailing has been a popular activity around these waters about as long as sailboats first appeared here.
These photos on the Washington State Digital Archives website confirm it. The top picture shows a couple of sailboats on Lake Washington around 1960. The middle shot features a sailboat race on Puget Sound circa 1967. And the bottom photo captures a sailboat passing West Point Lighthouse in Seattle around 1960. The photos are found in the Digital Archives’ General Subjects Photograph Collection, 1845-2005.
If these photos are getting you all inspired to hop in a boat, check out boat.wa.gov for ideas on places to go.