Budd Inlet facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBudd Inlet
Looking south toward East Bay
|Location||Thurston County, Washington|
|Part of||South Puget Sound|
|River sources||Deschutes River|
|Ocean/sea sources||Salish Sea|
|Max. length||6.84 mi (11.01 km)|
|Max. width||1.86 mi (2.99 km)|
|Sections/sub-basins||West Bay, East Bay|
Budd Inlet was named by Charles Wilkes during the United States Exploring Expedition, to honor Thomas A. Budd, who served as acting master of the Peacock and Vincennes. A portion of the coast of Antarctica, Budd Coast, is also named for Thomas Budd.
Historically, the shores surrounding Budd Inlet were occupied by village sites of the Steh-Chass (or Stehchass), Lushootseed-speaking peoples who became part of the post-treaty Squaxin Island Tribe.
Around 1850, American settlers founded the city of Olympia at the southern end of Budd Inlet.
Budd Inlet is 6.84 mi (11.01 km) long and has a maximum breadth of 1.86 mi (2.99 km). The southern end of Budd Inlet is divided into two channels - West Bay and East Bay - by a peninsula that was artificially broadened throughout the late 19th and early 20th century.
A deepwater shipping channel was dredged in East Bay to provide deep water access to the Port of Olympia.
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