By Lee McDonald
State and local public officials, volunteers and history buffs attended Saturday’s DuPont Historical Society’s reception celebrating the late Senator Mike Carrell’s legacy in DuPont. Senator Carrell, a preservation advocate and a member of the DuPont Historical Society, personally worked on the restoration of DuPont’s 1940s-era Dynamite train and helped secure funding for the train canopy.
Folks enjoyed refreshments, took tours of the museum and hopped aboard the Dynamite Train. Also during the reception, student Ethan Allen presented late 19th century shipwreck artifacts which he found on Puget Sound near DuPont which he donated to the museum. Ethan created framed displays for the artifacts which will be exhibited in the museum along with a periodical he wrote about the history of the shipwrecks.
Student Ethan Allen (front row, right) and his family hold artifacts from shipwrecks that sank in the Puget Sound near DuPont in the late 19th century. Ethan created displays for the artifacts and donated them to the DuPont Museum as well as a periodical he wrote about the history of the shipwrecks. The artifacts will be exhibited at the museum. On hand for the presentation is Paul Wagemann, DuPont Mayor Michael Grayum, DuPont Historical Society President Lee McDonald, County Councilman Doug Richardson and Sen. Steve O’Ban.