The village of Sekiu (pronounced see-kyu) rests on the peninsula's northern shore, a rocky and roiling stretch of coastline inhabited for centuries by the Makah (ma-kah), Ozette, and S'Klallam tribes. White settlers moved to Sekiu after a salmon cannery opened near the fishing grounds in 1870. Logging became the mainstay of the local economy in the early 1900s. Both industries shut down when resources became overexploited, and now Sekiu is a scenic vacation town known for excellent fishing and scuba diving. As the twisting two-lane road rises and dips along the rugged edge of the land, the forest often yields to a panorama of surf-thrashing, boulder-strewn beaches, with distant views of mountainous Vancouver Island. Autumn attracts fishing pros to the Sekiu River for cutthroat trout and steelhead, and the town jetty is a base for sport divers.


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