A Short History of the Port of Tracyton


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 County Commissioners for the election in order to allow the purchase of a dock on the Tracyton waterfront. The dock will be used to facilitate access to Mosquito Fleet steamers that connect the area to downtown Bremerton, just across the Port Washington Narrows, and other towns on Puget Sound. But a year later the Manette Bridge will open and connect the Tracyton area with downtown Bremerton, decreasing use of the steamers. For several decades the port district is inactive except for providing access to the beach and to a boat launch. In the 1990s an effort is made to dissolve the Port, which culminates in a controversy among board members in 2002. The Port remains intact and in 2008 Tracyton voters approve a measure to expand the port district in order to increase the tax base and fund a series of projects that will enhance the community's waterfront facilities. In 2010 the Port is working to fund a new boat launch, a landing area for non-motorized boats, and picnic facilities.

From HistoryLink.org Essay 9497 by Jennifer Ott, August 01, 2010

Monday, April 11, 2016

MEETING THIS WEEK!

The next regularly scheduled Port of Tracyton meeting will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Tracyton Community Library. This is a public meeting - all are welcome!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

MARCH MEETING

The March regularly scheduled Port meeting is this Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 6:00 PM at the Tracyton Community Library. This is a public meeting - you are welcome to attend!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FEBRUARY PORT MEETING

The next Tracyton Port meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 11th @ 6:00 PM @ the Tracyton Community Library - 351 NW Tracy Avenue. This is a public meeting - all are welcomed to attend!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

JANUARY PORT MEETING

January's Port meeting is scheduled for Thursday the 14th at 6:00 PM at the Tracyton Community Library, 351 NW Tracy Avenue, Bremerton. This meeting is open to the public - all are welcome!

Monday, November 30, 2015

DECEMBER PORT MEETING

The next Tracyton Port meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 10th @ 6:00 PM @ the Tracyton Community Library - 351 NW Tracy Avenue.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Come One, Come All!

The next Tracyton Port meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 12th @ 6:00 PM @ the Tracyton Community Library - 351 NW Tracy Avenue.  This is a public meeting - all are welcomed to attend!