Pier 54, Seattle
Seattle, Washington, is not only known for its coffee shops and the rainy weather but also for Pier 54. This pier was orginally known during World War II as Pier 3 and later Galbraith Dock and Galbraith Bacon Dock. Up until 1930 the pier was used by many small local steamships that were built of wood which then gave the pier the name of the “Mosquito Fleet Dock”
Pier 54 is located at the foot of Spring Street on the Seattle Waterfront. Since 1966 when Ivar Haglund bought the pier and opened his Acres of Clams restaurant, other shops such as Ye Olde Curiosity Shop and restaurants have come to be there. The restaurants are enjoyed by Seattle residents and tourists alike. In 1968 the city wanted to buy the pier but Haglund would not sell... he loved his pier and had already built two other restaurants there.
In June 2000 a sculpture of Haglund was placed on the pier for visitor to see as they strolled among the restaurants and other shops. If you are looking for a great seafood meal while visiting Seattle, Pier 54 is the place to go.
Pier 54 location
1001 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98104
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Last updated by Barb Jungbluth on 04 March, 2012 in Destinations.