Hood Canal is a fjord forming the western lobe, and one of the four main basins, of Puget Sound in the state of Washington. Hood Canal is not a canal in the sense of being a man-made waterway—it is a natural waterway.
... Located on the Union River, headwaters of the Hood Canal, a branch of Puget Sound, it serves as the commercial center of North Mason County ... area swells in the summertime as tourists and nature lovers flock to the Canal and the Olympic Peninsula ... Belfair is home to "The Taste of Hood Canal", an annual event falling on the second Saturday in August ...
... In 1899, service to Hood Canal from Seattle's Pier 3 (now Pier 54) was effected by the propeller steamer Dode ...
... record-breaking cold temperatures in December 2009, parts of Hood Canal developed a thin layer of ice, thicker near the shoreline ...
... Puget Sound, on the east side of the entrance to the Hood Canal ... On the Hood Canal side, the point is steep and high ... a sand spit and marked by a light, extends about 500 yards from the base of the bluff on the Hood Canal side ...
... The design and planning process for the Hood Canal Bridge took nearly a decade amid criticism from some engineers throughout that time ... where tide fluctuations vary as much as eighteen feet and the funneling effect of the Hood Canal might magnify the intensity of winds and tides ... then towed into place and anchored, sea conditions in the Hood Canal were too severe and the pontoons were returned to a nearby bay until a better ...
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“My impression about the Panama Canal is that the great revolution it is going to introduce in the trade of the world is in the trade between the east and the west coast of the United States.”
—William Howard Taft (18571930)
“One more Unfortunate,
Weary of breath,
Gone to her death!
Take her up tenderly,
Lift her with care;
Fashioned so slenderly,
Young, and so fair!”
—Thomas Hood (17991845)