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Congressional Reps. want recognition for WA. waters

“Members of Congress want recognition for Washington maritime history”

By Jordan Schrader in the Tacoma News Tribune:
“South Sound members of Congress want a federal designation for the Puget Sound and Washingtons coast that might lure tourists interested in maritime history.

A gathering Monday [June 30] at Tacomas Foss Waterway Seaport celebrated the introduction of legislation by Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, and Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, to create a National Heritage Area along a 13-county stretch of saltwater shoreline.

It would be the first Northwest or West Coast heritage area outside one in Alaska and would focus on the areas maritime history.”
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Posted by Steve on July 3, 2014 at 6:43 am | Permalink

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