History of the Association of Pacific Ports

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In 1913, Port of Seattle Commissioner and famous U.S. Army Corps of Engineers General, Hiram Martin Chittenden, had a vision for a conference to solve port problems. This conference was the beginning of the Pacific Coast Association of Port Authorities (PCAPA), which later became known as the Association of Pacific Ports.  

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It is earnestly to be desired that this may be the beginning of a regular organization of the Coast ports to meet annually or biennially and discuss topics of common interest and see what the different ports are doing. So far as such conferences may lead to uniformity of practice, they will surely be worthwhile.
— Hiram M. Chittenden, APP Founder, June 23, 1914
The purpose of APP's first conferenc, presented in 1914 by APP's founder, Hiram M. Chittenden. Seattle, Washington USA.

The purpose of APP's first conferenc, presented in 1914 by APP's founder, Hiram M. Chittenden. Seattle, Washington USA.

The program from APP's first conference in 1914. 

The program from APP's first conference in 1914. 

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