Washington's military might

Naval Magazine, Indian Island

Provides storage for tons of Navy ordnance, from bullets to bombs, as well as a loading facility with a 280-foot crane and a 1,600-foot-long pier. Every outgoing Navy ship leaving the Puget Sound is reloaded here with ammunition before deployment.

The 2,718-acre island off the coast of Port Townsend, Jefferson County, was established as a Navy ammunition depot in 1942.

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