The tour hugs the shoreline along which are summer homes, interspersed with occasional taverns and roadhouses. Moored at small wharves or plying the smooth waters are boats of sportsmen and pleasure seekers. An occasional shrimp boat, the arms of its drags extended, cruises off shore.
Hood Canal is a salt water channel that extends southwest from the vicinity of Port Ludlow in Jefferson County between Kitsap and Mason counties to the Great Bend at Union, then northeast to Belfair. On May 13, 1792, it was named Hood’s Channel by Capt. George Vancouver for Admiral Lord Hood. It was entered on Vancouver’s charts as Hood’s Canal. The channel was called Hoods Canal quite generally until the “s” was dropped.