What is Puget Sound?

  • (noun): An inlet of the North Pacific in northwestern Washington State.

Puget Sound

Puget Sound ( /ˈpjuːdʒɪt/) is a sound in the U.S. state of Washington, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Salish Sea. It is a complex estuarine system of interconnected marine waterways and basins, with one major and one minor connection to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the open Pacific Ocean — Admiralty Inlet being the major connection and Deception Pass being the minor. Flow through Deception Pass accounts for about 2% of the total tidal exchange between Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Puget Sound extends approximately 100 miles (160 km) from Deception Pass in the north to Olympia, Washington in the south. Its average depth is 205 feet (62 m) and its maximum depth, off Point Jefferson between Indianola and Kingston, is 930 feet (280 m). The depth of the main basin, between the southern tip of Whidbey Island and Tacoma, Washington, is approximately 600 feet (180 m).

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Salmon Conservation - Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan
... a new plan for the recovery of salmon in Puget Sound ... except that in the Puget Sound plan, all watersheds, no matter their value, have developed a plan of action ... In the mean time, efforts such as the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan will slowly move toward that larger scale ...
Monticello 2 (steamboat)
... (2) operated in the early 1900s as part of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet ... (This Puget Sound steamer should not be confused with the smaller Monticello (1), which also ran on Puget Sound, but was built in 1895 for Captain Z.J ...
Seattle Metro - Census Statistics
... Combined Statistical Area (CSA) (See Figure STO), commonly known as the Puget Sound region ... west of Seattle, separated from the city by Puget Sound connected to Seattle by ferry and to Tacoma by the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Olympia metropolitan area Thurston County ...
SS Asbury Park - California Service
... the City of Sacramento was sold to the Puget Sound Navigation Company (PSNC) and moved to Puget Sound ... There she operated between downtown Seattle and Bremerton, site of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, one of the United States Navy's main centres for building, maintaining, and repairing warships during the Second ...

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