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Tax-exempt Drayton Harbor Maritime

Drayton Harbor Maritime (DHM) is a private tax-exempt nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is "to preserve, restore, and interpret the past and present maritime, marine, and estuarine heritage of Drayton Harbor, Washington, and its associated waters.

Headquartered in Blaine, Washington, DHM restored and operates the historic Plover pedestrian ferry. Built in 1944 to transport workers between the Alaska Packers Association (APA) cannery on Tongue Point (end of Semiahmoo Spit) and the City of Blaine, Plover travels her original route, providing visitors a voyage back in time and an interpretation of Drayton Harbor.

In cooperation with Whatcom County Parks, DHM also provides docents and staff for the Alaska Packers Association Maritime Museum, located on Semiahmoo Spit. The Museum has a modest collection of displays and artifacts depicting the area's maritime history. Click here to learn more about the APA Museum.

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