Minter, Henderson Bay

Henderson Bay is a small embayment of Puget Sound between Budd Inlet to the west and Nisqually Reach to the east. During World War I several yards in Puget Sound were building relief ships to transport food to Europe. When the war ended in November 1918 many of the ships were still under construction. Many were subsequently towed to Lake Washington Canal and anchored in Lake Union. In 1926 the surplus ships were towed into Henderson Inlet, rafted together, beached, and then burned. The ships burned for months and some floated away and sank in Carr Inlet. Almost 100 years later, the remains are still visible during very low tides at Minter. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Minter and Henderson Bay.