The Dalby Water Wheel

The Dalby Water Wheel

The Dalby Water Wheel in Union, WA on the Hood Canal

There doesn’t seem to be much history online about the Dalby Water Wheel, but the signs at the wheel indicate that this water wheel not only was important to the Union, WA area on Hood Canal, but also helped play a part in helping shape Seattle, where the wheel was first used.

We first came across the Dalby Water Wheel a year ago when we drove through Union just after dark, it was to dark to stop and try to get some pictures, but we returned over the long Memorial Day weekend and I made this image yesterday.

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  1. David LaSpina May 26, 2015 at 7:21 am #

    Really great shot here, Scott!
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  2. Shirley Cordova May 26, 2015 at 10:40 pm #

    I am interested in purchasing a copy of this print. Somehow, I can’t figure out how to do it. Would you mind contacting me and telling me how to do it and how much $$$? Thanks a lot.

    I grew up in Shelton and my parents used to drive by this water wheel when we were on our way to Bremerton. I almost always got car sick about the time we got to the water wheel, so I have a rather intimate relationship with it. I always just loved seeing it, under any circumstances!

    Shirley Cordova

    • ScottWood May 26, 2015 at 11:06 pm #

      Hi Shirley,

      Most of my work is available for sale. I do have a page here with instructions on how to order though the site, I realize that it isn’t really intuitive but I decided to have that as a trade off so that the images display as large as possible. Please visit this link, or click on the “about” item in the menu.

      If you have any trouble, or any questions, please feel free to click the Contact Scott link and I will help in any way I can.

  3. Fassio Excavation August 28, 2016 at 11:02 pm #

    Just saw this great picture of the Dalby Water Wheel. My company Fassio Trucking & Excavation actually moved the wheel from its old location to the location shown in your picture. This wheel was the first electrical power in the whole hood canal area. Great picture!

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  1. […] The Dalby Water Wheel – this terrific image from Scott Wood showcases a historic waterwheel in a forested setting.  The wonderful textures found in the old building that houses the wheel is full of rich character, all brought out just wonderfully here in Scott’s terrific composition. […]

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