The New International Encyclopædia/Admiralty Inlet

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ADMIRALTY INLET. The central and main passage of Puget Sound (q.v.), forming in its southern part the eastern branch of the arm of the sea which here penetrates the State of Washington. The width varies from one to ten miles, and the channel is obstructed by relatively few islands. The coast line is marked by a succession of projecting points of land and receding minor inlets, which render the form as a whole exceedingly irregular. Seattle, Tacoma, and Port Townsend are the chief cities on the Inlet. The channel has usually a depth of several hundred feet, and thus offers valuable facilities for transportation.