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Boston Harbor, Washington
Boston Harbor, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Boston Harbor, Washington
Boston Harbor, Washington
Location in Washington (state)
Country United States
State Washington
County Thurston

Boston Harbor is an unincorporated community in Thurston County, Washington. Seattle real estate developer C. D. Hillman platted the site in 1907 and promoted sale of the lots by offering cash prizes to buyers. The community is home to the Dofflemyer Point Light, built in 1934 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.


It is located at the intersection of Pickering Passage and Dana Passage, with outlying parts also falling along Budd Inlet. It is located between Dover Point and Defflemyer Point, which is marked by a distinctive concrete lighthouse that is not accessible by land. Boston Harbor is a formerly rural area that has now become an affluent exurb of Olympia, Washington.


Boston Harbor and Marina, Boston Harbor, Washington
Looking out on Boston Harbor Marina

The community features many waterfront and waterview homes. The area is also home to the Boston Harbor Marina, and sits near Priest Point Park and Burfoot Park. Children in the area have attended the formerly independent Boston Harbor School since the early 1900s, now part of the Olympia School District.

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