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Looking Back — At the docks

Activities at the Harbor Dock at the foot of F Street in Aberdeen was taken about 1910. The ship in the foreground is unloading trunks, which are being loaded up into a city transfer wagon. Cargo ships often took passengers and this one was probably arriving from San Francisco. It’s moored in the Chehalis River while the two ships and tug in the middle of the photo are docked along the Wishkah. The mill in the background is likely the Wilson Brothers Mill. That area today is the site of the Walmart expansion. If you have any information on this photo or others from this feature, visit and submit it via the websites feedback form.

Angling for the big catch

Saturday marked the beginning of the coho salmon fishing season for the Chehalis River, attracting anglers by land and boat from around the Harbor. Anglers are permitted to keep up to six cohos, including three adults but must release adult chinook.

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HAVA shelter and pet food bank closed this month

The Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA) has closed Harry’s House Cat Shelter in Raymond for the month of August due to a sudden influx of kittens and cats during the month of July, many with upper respiratory infections. The shelter is overflowing and so are the foster homes HAVA uses for special cases.

Lady at Wooden Boat Fest

The brig Lady Washington, the official ship of Washington state, will appear at the 38th Annual Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend. The ship arrives in Port Townsend Sept. 3 and will offer tours and excursions during the festival dates of September 5-7. The square-rigged vessel will berth at the Northwest Maritime Center dock. The appearance is the first by the ship at the festival in several years. Lady Washington is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her launch this year. Here’s a schedule of events for the ship:

Fundraising rummage sale for youngster

Max Meza’s illness began when he had a stroke before he was even born. Through a series of medical events, the Aberdeen family learned the youngster, now 8, has neurofibromatosis Type 2, a genetic condition that causes non-cancerous tumors to grow on the nervous system.

Forest Service holding open house to talk about roads

The Olympic National Forest is hosting three final open houses asking the public to share the areas and roads they use on the Forest. This information will help the Forest identify a financially sustainable road system that meets diverse access needs, minimizes environmental harm, and is safe and dependable because it is scaled to available resources.

DUI emphasis patrols start Aug. 15

Summer is a time for parties and picnics in the sun, but don’t let a DUI ruin your fun. Even though Washington legalized marijuana for adults 21 and older, it is still illegal and dangerous to drive under the influence of marijuana or alcohol.