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Miike Maru

HISTORICAL POINT OF INTEREST 

AT THIS SITE ON AUGUST 31, 1896, THE NIPPON 
YUSEN KAISHA STEAMER "MIIKE MARU" ARRIVED 
WITH HER CARGO OF TEA. THIS WAS THE FIRST 
REGULARLY SCHEDULED STEAMER SERVICE BETWEEN 
THE ORIENT AND SEATTLE, AND MARKED THE 
BIRTH OF SEATTLE AS AN INTERNATIONAL PORT. 

ERECTED NATIONAL MARITIME DAY - 1968


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