First history museum talk on unique Skagit characters March 19


The Skagit County History Museum talk, “Smugglers, Rumrunners and Pirates” by local historian Dr. Jesse Kennedy III is March 19, 2-4 p.m. at Skagit City School. It is the first of three presentations he is giving this spring under the theme of “Denizens of the North Cascades and the Salish Sea,” histories of unique Skagit characters. Kennedy will first share stories of early maritime trades that began with canoes bringing Canadian whisky to the soldiers on San Juan Island and continues today.

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