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, October 31, 2016


Monthly meetings for the Port of Tracyton are held the second Thursday of each month @ 6:00 PM at the Tracyton Community Library - 351 NW Tracy Avenue, Bremerton.  These are public meetings - you are welcomed and encouraged to attend!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


October's regularly scheduled Port meeting is this Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 PM at the Tracyton Community Library. This is a public meeting - you are welcome to attend!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


The regularly scheduled monthly Port meeting is this Thursday, September 8th @ 6:00PM at the Tracyton Community Libaray - 351 NW Tracy Avenue, Bremerton 98311. It's a public meeting - all are welcome!

Friday, August 12, 2016


Monday, August 8, 2016


If you haven't been down to the boat ramp area you should go check out the new kayak rack that the Port has recently installed.  It is intended to temporarily hold kayaks while the owner(s) maybe enjoy lunch while sitting on the Port's bench taking in the magnificent view and/or make a pit stop at the recently installed sanican.

The regularly scheduled monthly Port meeting is this Thursday, August 11th @ 6:00PM at the Tracyton Community Libaray - 351 NW Tracy Avenue, Bremerton 98311.  It's a public meeting - all are welcome!

Thursday, June 2, 2016


The next Tracyton Port meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 9th @ 6:00 PM @ the Tracyton Community Library - 351 NW Tracy Avenue.