Hoodsport was the very first small format (11 X 17) map that we produced. Prior to that I drew large format maps of large and medium-sized cities. This was the first in a long series of "mini-maps" that transformed our map business. This smaller format allowed me to venture out into the backwater towns, and more rural areas. With the smaller format maps I found a whole new market for our cartoon maps. Hoodsport is the best place to stop if you're a tourist traveling down Hood Canal on Highway 101. It's primarily a summer tourist town. There are small eateries and gift shops on the quaint main street, and a winery just south of town. Just up the hill, in the Olympic Mountain foothills, is Lake Cushman, a mecca for boaters and fisherman. Beyond Lake Cushman is the Staircase, the southeast entrance to the Olympic National Park. President Theodore Roosevelt visited Hoodsport in 1903. He stayed at the Antlers Hotel on Lake Cushman.
Created in: 1996