Elliot Bay - neighborhood map 50

Do you remember when Harbor Island started to be filled in? [They] started cutting off Beacon Hill, that was the fill for Harbor Island. A lot of it was dredged out of the bay. Out of the river because the river had to take the present shape it was in and that had to be dredged. Then I recall, in order to hold the silt and the fine dirt brought in there, they brought young fir trees and planted them all around the edges to hold the dirt back. Oh yes, I recall seeing the dredgers out there working and that must have been 1907, ’08. George Shepard