Posted in My Duwamish Adventure

Containers and Cement on Duwamish River

I have been kind of dreading this stretch of My Duwamish Adventure.  It is along a busy four lane road between a steep forested hill and industry that border the river. West Marginal Way and it’s sister East Marginal Way border the river. To my surprise I did find a few goofy and weird things along with the grim of industry.

Let us start with the container yards that are a mountain between me and the river.

On the north end of this long straight road is a couple of industrial manufactures including the Lafarge cement plant.

Not to disappoint me West Marginal had a few weird or unusual sites to break up the quest to get to the river. First there was the coffee place shaped like a ship.

Coffee shop or boat?
Coffee shop or boat?

Next we have in the middle of this industry the brave American Flag being flown.

 

Flag amidst industry
Flag amidst industry

Across the street is a construction company with an old Willy’s Pickup in their bone yard.  I swear this is my old truck that I sold in 1980 to go to semi-truck school.  It has seen better days for sure.

My old Willys Truck - perhaps?
My old Willy’s Truck – perhaps?

Stairs to nowhere exist behind another company on the west side of the road.

Stairs to nowhere
Stairs to nowhere

Nature and industry don’t always cohabitat well.  This dead tree is a testament to this.

Poor tree
Poor tree

Then there are some strange things stored in the container yards.

I leave you with art in a surprising place.  I found this series on the back of a road sign.

Sign with signs
Sign with signs

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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Duwamish Industry & Houses Southpark

South of the 14th Street Bridge is a mixture of industry and houses.  Some are old and some are new plus add some construction in there too.  This post is about what I found on my way along the river between Delta Marine and the Bridge.

An industrial park is wedged between the boat builder, Boeing, the river and Southpark’s main drag.  The highlight of this area is more yachts in different stages of build or some perhaps left unused.  Getting to the river was near impossible and the only glimpse I got was between the buildings.

Glimpse of river
Glimpse of river

Big Boats or are they Yachts?

Always a Crow watching me
Always a Crow watching me

Once I got around the Industrial Park I found a small developed path next to the river bank. It was along the back of the Boeing Training Facility.  I got some good views of the river, Jorgensen Steel, more Boeing buildings, the river being reclaimed and the construction of a new park T-117.

Jorgensen Steel across Duwamish
Jorgensen Steel across Duwamish
Stairway to no-where
Stairway to no-where

Let us wrap up with some Southpark houses.  In the middle of all this industry people are living in modest homes.  See the pink house in one of the construction pictures?  There is a close up of that house.   Plus I threw in an old garage, a burnt out house, and a well maintained house right on the river.

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