My trip to Port Gamble early this month included a visit to Buena Vista Cemetery, established in 1856. Like most pioneer cemeteries, its occupants arrived long ago from distant shores. Many resting souls came from Maine but there were also former residents of Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Scotland, England, and Canada.
Though many of the tombstones were unreadable from years of exposure, some, sadly memorialized infants and children. Unlike many cemeteries it doesn’t seem as if graves are packed as tightly as cordwood. And, as the name implies, “Buena Vista” has a fine view.