The Port of Seattle's Centennial 1911-2011
Looking down on the Port of Seattle from the Space Needle.
To celebrate its centennial, the Port of Seattle launched a great website (http://www.portseattle100.org) with interactive maps, timelines and stories from the last 100 years. In the 30s, what is now Terminal 46, was a shack camp built by unemployed and homeless called Hooverville. In the 40s, during WWII, the Pacific Northwest needed a civilian airport so the Port of Seattle built Sea-Tac. In the 90s Japan became Washington State's top trading partner and the first shipment of Washington apples goes to Japan.
It also has a list of events planned to celebrate the centennial and of course, every year, there's the tug races during the Maritime Festival.