Kellogg Island – North View

Are you ready for more Duwamish River?

In my adventure along the river, I am now traversing the west bank adjacent to the north end of Kellogg Island.  Last week I did a post around the island and some views of the southern end.  If you wish to brush up on that first here is the link – Kellogg Island – Southern views

The featured picture gives you a good overall view of the island looking south toward its northern end.  The sun came out and highlighted the water and the industry that surrounds this little natural place.

The T-107 park has a few informational signs showing some history of the area.  Here is an 1875 map of the area showing where Kellogg Island sits. It was part of a larger island at the original mouth of the river before Harbor Island was created out of the tidal mud flats with fill.

US Coast & Geodetic Survey Sheet T-1406 - Duwamish Bay, Washington Territory 1874 - courtesy U of WA Burke Museum
US Coast & Geodetic Survey Sheet T-1406 – Duwamish Bay, Washington Territory 1874 – courtesy U of WA Burke Museum

The island is around 1/4 mile long and is a wild place with trees and brambles. Some folks have gone there via boat or slogged through the mud during low tide.  I don’t recommend the latter method since the mud could be quicksand like.  I took the next series of photos of the shore starting with mid island to the north tip.

Kellogg Island West shore with Cement Plant in distance
Kellogg Island West shore with Cement Plant in distance
Shoreline of Island in Duwamish River
Shoreline of Island in Duwamish River
Cranes and mist over Kellogg Island
Cranes and mist over Kellogg Island
Kellogg Island looking East at north end
Kellogg Island looking East at north end
Cranes and barges at northern tip of Kellogg Island, Duwamish River
Cranes and barges at northern tip of Kellogg Island, Duwamish River

I leave you with a close up of the northern end of the island.  The natural elements are overshadowed by the industry that surrounds this area.

Northern tip of Kellogg Island - birds & barges
Northern tip of Kellogg Island – birds & barges

To see more of my Duwamish Adventure I have a directory post that links all of the pieces together.  You can find that post here – My Duwamish Adventure Directory

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