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

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

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

HILLIARD NEW COMMISSIONER

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.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

MEETING TOMORROW EVENING - OCTOBER 10th

The regular meeting of the Tracyton Port District will be held this coming Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Tracyton Community Library at 6:00 p.m..  All are welcome to attend!

Monday, September 9, 2013

REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH

The regular meeting of the Tracyton Port District will be held this coming Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Tracyton Community Library at 6:00 p.m..  You are invited to attend!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 8TH

The regular meeting of the Tracyton Port District will be held this coming Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Tracyton Community Library at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July Meeting this week

The Port of Tracyton monthly meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tracyton Community Library, 351 NW Tracy Avenue, Tracyton.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

MEETING TONIGHT - JUNE 13, 2013

The regular monthly meeting is scheduled tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Tracyton Community Library.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 6, 2013

MAY Meeting this week

There is a regularly scheduled Port meeting this coming Thursday, May 9th @ 6:00 p.m. at the Tracyton Community Library, 351 NW Tracy Avenue, Tracyton.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 18, 2013

APRIL MEETING WILL BEGIN @ BOAT LAUNCH

The next regularly scheduled Port of Tracyton meeting will be held Thursday, April 11th @ 6:00 p.m. and instead of it starting at the Community Library it will begin down at the boat launch to discuss placement and design of a bench in that area.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 11, 2013

MEETING THIS WEEK

There is a regularly scheduled Port meeting this coming Thursday, March 14th @ 6:00 p.m. at the Tracyton Community Library, 351 NW Tracy Avenue, Tracyton. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

FEBRUARY'S MEETING

Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month @ 6:00 p.m. in the Tracyton Community Library, 351 NW Tracy Avenue, Tracyton.  This month's meeting falls on February 14th.  This is an open meeting and the public is invited to attend - hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

SPECIAL MEETING

A Special Meeting of the Tracyton Port District is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m. down at the Tracyton boatlaunch.  County Commissioner Josh Brown is planning on being in attendance.  This is a public meeting - everyone is welcomed.