Blaine Real Estate
About Blaine, Washington
Blaine was officially incorporated on May 20, 1890, and was named after James G. Blaine (1830-1893), who was a U.S. senator from the state of Maine, Secretary of State, and, in 1884, the unsuccessful Republican presidential candidate. The city's "turn-of-the-century" theme is marked by modifying buildings and signs to resemble designs that existed during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Blaine was first settled in the mid 1800s by pioneers who established the town as a seaport for the west coast logging and fishing industries, and as a jumping off point for prospectors heading to British Columbia's gold fields. The World's largest salmon cannery was operated by the Alaska Packer's Association for decades in Blaine: the cannery site has been converted to a waterfront destination resort on Semiahmoo Spit. Several saw mills once operated on Blaine's waterfront, and much of the lumber was transported from its wharves and docks to help rebuild San Francisco following the 1906 fire there.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.5 square miles, of which, 5.5 square miles is land and 3.0 square miles is water. Blaine's motto is "Where America Begins." The community is also known as "The Gateway to the Pacific Northwest", and the "Peace Arch City. All these phrases are commentaries on Blaine's unique locale. It lies at the northernmost point of the North-South U.S. Interstate 5 and next to Drayton Harbor and Boundary Bay. The adjoining waterway is often referred to as Semiahmoo Bay.
Much of Blaine's economy is based on trade across the Canadian border. The eastern side of the city accommodates a number of import/export warehouses, freight and courier services and gas stations serving long haul cargo trucks. The Customs and Border Protection branch of the Department of Homeland Security operates two border inspection stations in Blaine. The Blaine Sector Headquarters of the US Border Patrol employs hundreds of federal law enforcement officers and support staff in the community.
Blaine also includes a number of manufacturing companies, including Nature's Path Cereal plant and Totally Chocolate.
The Port of Bellingham operates a large marina 1 km south of the border, serving a variety of pleasure craft and fishing vessels.
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