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Point 1: Pier 70 and North
Pier 70 was built by Ainsworth & Dunn in 1900 and later served as the terminal for the Blue Funnel and Hamburg-American shipping lines. It was converted to recreational and office use in the early 1970s.

A finger pier north of Pier 70 once handled oil shipments to and from an adjacent Unocal tank farm. The Pier was demolished for the Myrtle Edwards Park (named for a Seattle City Council member who died in 1969) in the mid-1970s, and the northern terminus of the Waterfront Streetcar was added in 1982.

The former oil depot is now slated for redevelopment as the Seattle Art Museum's new downtown sculpture garden.

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Pier 70 and Railroad Avenue ca. 1934
Courtesy Seattle Municipal Archives

Waterfront south of grain terminal and site of future Myrtle Edwards Park, Seattle, ca. 1970
Courtesy Port of Seattle

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