100 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 22, 1913
The Nippon Yusen Kaisha, which for many years has operated in connection with the Great Northern railway at Seattle, is now making Tacoma its principal port. The Japanese steamer Inaba Maru of the Nippon Yusen Kaisha, is at the Milwaukee dock today, loading cargo for the Orient. The Inaba Maru is the third NYK steamer to load through freight at the Milwaukee dock.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 22, 1963
If southern sunshine frequently fails to reach our area, Greater Tacoma seems to be solving the problem by moving steadily southward – with more homes, more schools and new shopping areas. Tacoma’s swelling suburbs received another injection of adrenalin this month when voters in the Franklin Pierce School District approved a $600,000 bond issue to expand the school system. Most of the money will be spent on a new elementary school, between Parkland and Spanaway, to house 600 pupils. The school on East 133rd Street, four blocks east of Pacific Avenue, is about a mile from expanding Mayfair Estates.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 22, 1988
Polished brass megaphone pressed to his lips, the officer of the deck barked an order. Two dozen Coast Guard Academy cadets sprang up to the ratlines into the rigging, climbing high above the deck, then edged outboard along lines strung below the yardarms to furl the sails of the square-rigged barque Eagle. It was the end of a 17-day journey from Hawaii, capping a voyage that brought the Coast Guard training ship Eagle from Sydney, Australia, to Seattle in two months. Brian Gilda was glad to be home, even though he knew he would put out to sea again in two days. “This is the most boats we’ve seen since we left Australia,” said the 20-year-old academy third classman (sophomore) from Bellingham