My North King County Historic Sites Tour Map says this about Richmond Beach Saltwater Park: " From the early 1920s until the 1950s, salvage companies hauled wooden ships to the sand pit beach and burned them to obtain the scrap metal. Picnicking crowds gathered to watch the fires, which were announced in the newspapers. The site became a park in 1958. Scrap metal from the fires can still be found on the beach."
Do you remember when they used to burn ships off of (what is now) Richmond Beach Park? If so, please leave your recollections in the comment section or email me. We'd love for you to share your story!
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