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Keyword(s): Port of Bremerton

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Airports Owned by Washington's Public Port Districts

Of the nearly 140 public general-aviation airports in Washington state, 35 are operated by port districts, comprising 33 landing fields and two seaplane bases in 29 different port districts dispersed ...

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Berry, Overton (1936-2020)

Overton Berry, a kindly pianist who lived in Seattle from 1945 until his death in 2020, saw and did it all, from podunk lounge gigs to major jazz festivals, from one-nighters to years-long extended en...

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Bremerton -- Thumbnail History

The city of Bremerton, home to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, was founded in 1891 by German immigrant William Bremer. The main part of the city is on the Kitsa...

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Gale, Hiram R. (1846-1951)

When he died at the age of 104, Hiram R. Gale was the last Civil War veteran in the Pacific Northwest. Born in Vermont, he joined the Union Army in 1864 and served until after the war ended the next y...

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Poulsbo -- Thumbnail History

Poulsbo, the little fishing town on Liberty Bay in North Kitsap County, due west of Seattle, got its nickname "Little Norway" from the many Norwegian Americans who settled there starting in the 1880s....

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Public Port Districts and Access to the Waterfront

Washington's public ports tend to be associated more with cranes and loading docks than with parks and promenades, but providing public access to the waterfront has been a part of the ports' mission f...

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15 Timeline Entries

Governor Marion Hay signs Port District Act, which authorizes creation of public ports to develop and operate harbors, on March 14, 1911.

On March 14, 1911, Governor Marion E. Hay (1865-1933) signs legislation authorizing the establishment of public port districts. The Port District Act, which allows citizens to end private monopoly con...

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Bremerton residents create a public port district on October 3, 1913.

On October 3, 1913, voters approve creation of the Port of Bremerton. The new port is the fourth public port district formed in Washington following passage of the Port District Act of 1911, and the f...

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Port of Silverdale is created by special election on April 13, 1920.

On April 13, 1920, the Port of Silverdale is formed by a citizen vote in a special election. Silverdale is an unincorporated community in Kitsap County located on the northern tip of the Dyes Inlet on...

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Port of Brownsville is created by an election held on June 1, 1920.

On June 1, 1920, the Port of Brownsville is established. Brownsville is located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Western Washington, about five miles north of Bremerton. In its early decades the Port will m...

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Port of Illahee is formed on May 20, 1922.

On May 20, 1922, the Port of Illahee is formed. The Port, like many in Kitsap County, will take over the operation and maintenance of a dock used by private steamships that provide transportation for ...

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Kitsap County Board of Commissioners on May 7, 1923, sets the date for a special election to form the Port of Manchester.

On May 7, 1923, the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners sets June 7, 1923, as the date for a special election to form the Port of Manchester. The port, located on the eastern side of the Kitsap Penin...

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