Harbor Panorama

Seattle is located between the saltwater Puget Sound (an arm of the Pacific Ocean) to the west and Lake Washington to the east. The city’s chief harbor, Elliott Bay, is part of Puget Sound, making the city an oceanic port. To the west, beyond Puget Sound, are the Kitsap Peninsula and Olympic Mountains on the Olympic Peninsula; to the east, beyond Lake Washington and the eastside suburbs, are Lake Sammamish and the Cascade Range. Lake Washington’s waters flow to Puget Sound through the Lake Washington Ship Canal (consisting of two man-made canals, Lake Union, and the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks at Salmon Bay, ending in Shilshole Bay on Puget Sound).


Seattle Harbor Panorama

With a total area of 83.9 square miles, Seattle lies in the geographical co-ordinates of 47.37 North latitude and 122.20 West longitude. It is the northernmost city with at least 500,000 people in the United States. The topography of Seattle is hilly. Seattle lies on seven hills including Capitol Hill, First Hill, West Seattle, Beacon Hill, Magnolia, Denny Hill and Queen Anne. The Kitsap and the Olympic peninsulas along with the Olympic mountains lie to the west of Puget Sound, while the Cascade Range and Lake Sammamish lie to the east of Lake Washington. The lush green forests and the numerous water bodies have provided livelihood for many hunting and gathering communities. (From Wikipedia)



4 Responses to “Harbor Panorama”

  • Diane says:

    Thank you for this website, which was very interesting.
    I am looking forward to the book being released, just in time for my vacation reading!

    • Cate Campbell says:

      I hope you enjoy it, Diane. It’s been out just two weeks, and so far . . . everything looks good!

  • Barbara Friedl says:

    I recognize Benedict Hall from your description of the white pillared home across from Volunteer Park. It is my favorite home in the area. Have you been inside and have personal knowledge of the interior?


    • Cate Campbell says:

      Hi, Barbara! Aren’t you the clever one? I adore that building, and yes, I used it as a model. I haven’t been inside, and it’s not meant to be a literal representation, but an inspiration. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? Have you been inside? I’d love to hear about that!


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