Down the bay is Southworth, which at the turn of the century, had a huge brick factory and two of the largest chicken farms in the state. What had been a seaside playground for the Suquamish Indians in the 19th century later became a vacation retreat for early settlers and nearby Seattle residents.
Docks originally constructed to serve Mosquito Fleet vessels and private boat owners now await the Washington State Ferry for commuters bound for West Seattle. Next to the ferry is a popular kayak launch for those interested in venturing to the picturesque Colvos Passage, or visiting nearby Blake Island, birth place of Seattle's namesake, Chief Sealth, and only accessible by tour or private boat. The island features a popular tourist attraction: Tillicum Village, a showcase for Northwest Coast Indian arts, culture, and food.
Today, Southworth is a quaint residential community of approximately 2200 people, one grocery store that still operates in its original 1890’s building, and a small, vintage post ofﬁce 'downtown.'
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