Trade between the Philippines and Seattle begins in September 1899.

  • By Patrick McRoberts
  • Posted 11/04/1998
  • Essay 157

In September 1899, the first transport ship between Seattle and the Philippines, the Marion Chilcott, departs. Trade has opened with the following the Spanish American War and the subsequent Philippine-American war. The vessel is laden with lumber and hay to support the ongoing U.S. military presence in the islands.


Richard C. Berner, Seattle 1900-1920: From Boomtown, Urban Turbulence, to Restoration (Seattle, Charles Press, 1991), 22.

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