Ironically because the dreams of someone else didn’t materialize my dreamy afternoon was splendid.
Originally named ‘Port Townshend’ by Captain George Vancouver (for his friend the Marquis of Townshend) in 1792– according to the local city guide website.
It continues to say, “The official settlement of the city took place on the 24th of April, 1851. Called the “City of Dreams” because of the early speculation that the city would be the largest harbor on the west coast, wealthy and prosperous, somehow though, those early dreams failed to materialize…” What a blessing that the beach is not being dredged for another cargo ship.
Message in a bottle to Cpt. George Vancouver– Thanks from sea to shining sea!