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

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


The regular meeting of the Tracyton Port District will be held this coming Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Tracyton Community Library at 6:00 p.m.. All are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Newly elected County Commissioner Linda Streissguth will be at tomorrow night's, March 13th, Tracyton Port meeting @ 6:00 PM at the Tracyton Community Library.  All are welcomed to attend!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


The regularly scheduled meeting is tonight, February 13, 2014, at 6:00 PM at the Tracyton Community Library building, 351 NW Tracy Avenue.  The new Tracyton bench that is soon to be installed near the boat launch will be one topic of discussion.  This is a public meeting - hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Please plan on attending the next Tracyton Port meeting on December 12, 2013 at the Tracyton Community Library at 6:00 p.m..  The Commissioners are seeking the public's input for the Port's Comprehensive Plan update. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Ted C. Hilliard has been elected as the new commissioner for Port of Tracyton District 3. Hilliard ran unopposed and replaces outgoing commissioner Bob Vergeer who served from June, 2008 and did not run for re-election.