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Starbucks City Mug Seattle II - Winslow Ferry
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Seattle is the county seat of King County, in the state of Washington. It is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and the largest city on the West Coast north of San Francisco. The Seattle metropolitan area of about 3.4 million inhabitants is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city is a major coastal seaport situated on a narrow isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 180 km south of the Canada–United States border. In 2010, the container ports in Seattle Metro were the third busiest in the United States, after Los Angeles-Long Beach and New York, serving as a major gateway for trade with Asia. The Seattle area had been inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first permanent white settlers. Arthur A. Denny and his group of travelers, subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived at Alki Point on November 13, 1851. The settlement was moved to its current site and renamed "Seattle" in 1853, after Chief Seattle of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. Logging was Seattle's first major industry, but by the late 19th century the city had become a commercial and shipbuilding center as a gateway to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. By 1910, Seattle was one of the 25 largest cities in the country. However, the Great Depression severely damaged the city's economy. Growth returned during and after World War II, due partially to the local Boeing company, which established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing. The city developed as a technology center in the 1980s. The stream of new software, biotechnology, and internet companies led to an economic revival, which increased the city's population between 1990 and 2000. More recently, Seattle has become a hub for "green" industry and a model for sustainable development. Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. From 1918 to 1951, there were nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs along Jackson Street in the current Chinatown/International District. The jazz scene developed the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson and others. Seattle is also the birthplace of rock legend Jimi Hendrix and the rock music style known as "grunge", which was made famous by local groups Melvins, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam. In more recent years, Seattle has been known for indie rock and indie dance music.
Not mentioning it is a hometown of Starbucks - but it is well known by everybody :)...

The Seattle–Winslow ferry is a ferry route across Puget Sound between Seattle and Winslow, Washington, on Bainbridge Island. The route is also called the Seattle–Bainbridge ferry. Since 1951 the only ferries employed on the route have belonged to the Washington state ferry system, currently the largest ferry system in the United States. This ferry route is 8.6 miles long, with terminals at Colman Dock in Seattle and, on Bainbridge Island, at Winslow. Near the Winslow terminal is the main shipyard for the Washington State Ferry system. Assigned to the route as of June 2011 were the Jumbo Mark II class ferries Puyallup and Wenatchee, each with a capacity of 2,500 passengers and a maximum of 202 vehicles.

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  USA, Seattle, Washington State, 08 Icon Edition

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