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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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Public Port Districts in Washington: Origins

Washington has 75 public port districts, more than any other state. Each is an independent government body, run by commissioners elected by local voters. They operate major marine terminals and small ...

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Triangle of Fire - The Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound (1897-1953)

Admiralty Inlet was considered so strategic to the defense of Puget Sound at the turn of the century that three forts were built at the entrance with huge guns creating a "Triangle of Fire" that could...

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Washington Public Port Districts -- Part 1

In 1911, the Washington Legislature, reacting against private railroad companies' domination of docks and harbors that were critical to the trade-dependent state's economy, authorized local voters to ...

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Washington Public Ports: A List with Founding Dates

This is a list of Washington Public Ports, presented in the order they were established. Washington has 75 public port districts, more than any other state. Each is an independent government body, run...

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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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Port of Keyport is formed by special election on July 19, 1923.

On July 19, 1923, Keyport residents vote in a special election to establish the Port of Keyport. The Port will construct a public dock to use as a landing for the "Mosquito Fleet," the "swarm" of smal...

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Port of Waterman is formed on December 8, 1923.

On December 8, 1923, the Port of Waterman, located northeast of Port Orchard on the Kitsap Peninsula, is formed. Community members proposed the port district to take over a dock owned by the Orchard B...

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Voters approve formation of Port of Tracyton on June 1, 1929.

On June 1, 1929, voters in Tracyton approve the formation of the Port of Tracyton. Members of the Tracyton community, an unincorporated area of Kitsap County on Dyes Inlet, petitioned the Board of Cou...

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Washington State Legislature establishes a commission on March 1, 1933, to investigate connecting the Columbia River to Puget Sound by canal.

On March 1, 1933, the Washington State Legislature passes a bill establishing a commission to explore the feasibility of a canal connecting the Columbia River with Puget Sound. The commission reports ...

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Frigate USS Constitution, on a tour of Pacific Coast ports, arrives in Seattle on May 31, 1933.

On May 31, 1933, the historic frigate USS Constitution arrives at the Port of Seattle under tow of the mine sweeper USS Grebe (AM-43). After making a grand circuit of Elliott Bay, “Old Ironsides”...

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Toll on Manette Bridge is discontinued on January 28, 1939.

On January 28, 1939, the Washington State Department of Highways (now the Washington State Department of Transportation) discontinues the toll on the Manette Bridge. The department had purchased the b...

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President Franklin Roosevelt, on a secret tour of national defense plants and military facilities, arrives at Fort Lewis on September 22, 1942.

On September 22, 1942, a special train carrying President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) on a secret nationwide tour of World War II defense plants and military bases arrives at Fort Lewis near Tac...

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Governor Rosellini convenes Washington State Commission on the Status of Women on February 20, 1963.

On February 20, 1963, Washington Governor Albert Rosellini (1910-2011), a liberal Democrat, convenes the Washington State Commission on the Status of Women. He is the second governor in the country to...

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After he murders two Bellingham women, police arrest serial killer Kenneth A. Bianchi on January 12, 1979.

On January 12, 1979, Bellingham Police detectives arrest Kenneth A. Bianchi as the prime suspect in the strangulation murders of two Western Washington University students, Karen L. Mandic and Diane A...

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