Shelton-Bremerton-Bangor RR-Base

  • Location Silverdale, WA
  • Client U.S. Navy - NAVFAC Northwest
  • Record Real-Estate Recon

    A marathon survey conducted across 2 counties.

  • A Boxcar of Document Discovery

    The Navy needed 120 years of records digitized.

It had all the makings of a Hollywood period film. Tragedy, war stories, intrigue, and characters with romantic names like Temperance who held jobs like “wigmaster.” Staff encountered epic tales and silver screen drama while preparing the survey of the 21- mile Shelton to Bangor Railroad. To develop a Real Estate Summary Map for the Navy, Reid Middleton staff were literally knee-deep in archival boxes, going through 120 years of documents that included Title records, deeds, historical records, notes and maps of times gone by. They were also knee-deep in the heavily forested Kitsap Peninsula, surveying land spanning two counties. By the time the curtain closed, we provided an 84-page ALTA map to the Navy and filed an 85-page Record of Survey map with the county Auditor.