Legislative Actions




Under direction from U.S. Commissioner Bowers, biologist Bashford Dean sent to Japan to report on oyster culture; Dean recommends transplanting to the U.S. Pacific coast from northern latitudes with similar salinity, and in sufficient numbers to ensure survival (Dean, 1902).


In April, 1900 John B. Allen, U.S. Senator (WA) petitions T.C. Mendenhall, Superintendent of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey to officially change the name of Shoalwater Bay to Willapa Bay. The official decision was made by the U.S. Geological Board in October 1900.