SSH 9E was added to the state highway system in 1937. This route began at Jct PSH 9 Port Townsend Branch (now SR 20) a couple of miles east of the community of Discovery Bay. SSH 9E headed southeasterly via Center, ending at Port Ludlow.
In 1947, the eastern terminus of SSH 9E was moved from Port Ludlow to South Point. A ferry crossed Hood Canal from South Point to Lofall.
In 1955, in anticipation of the construction of the Hood Canal Floating Bridge, the eastern terminus of SSH 9E was moved again, this time to Shine, with provisions. The provisions were removed in 1957. The floating bridge was explicitly made part of SSH 9E by 1959 law, although it was a couple more years before the bridge was completed and opened to traffic. The route of SSH 9E from the floating bridge northwesterly was improved in stages during the 1960s. The western terminus of SSH 9E was eventually moved to a junction with PSH 9 (US 101) a few miles south of the community of Discovery Bay. Today, SSH 9E is part of SR 104.
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