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Brinnon

Lies at the mouth of the Dosewallips River. Much of this fertile delta has been drained and converted into fine farm land. A ferry, no longer in existence, once connected with Seabeck on the Kitsap Peninsula. It is named for Elwell P. Brinnon who was the first Euro-American settler.

This part of the Hood Canal is a regular camping ground for local tribal members, who have permanent homes along Juan de Fuca Strait. As a rule they arrive in August to catch and dry salmon running at that time; then they pick and dry huckleberries, which grow prolifically in the woods around Brinnon. Occasionally a few families remain all winter.