Newcastle (King County) produces 75 to 100 tons of coal per day in 1872.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 11/04/1998
  • Essay 195

In 1872, the coalmines at Newcastle (King County) produce 75 to 100 tons of coal per day. Sixty men work at the mines and 15 men work at transporting coal from Newcastle to the Pike Street coal bunkers on the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle. Coal is transported by boat across Lake Washington and Lake Union, and by rail.


F. E. Melder, "History of the Discoveries and Physical Development of the Coal Industry in the State of Washington," Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 2 (1938), 156.

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