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

Friday, July 17, 2020


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s mandate the Port of Tracyton has been unable to hold in-person public meetings.  Once the County is safely in Phase III of the Safe Reopening, in-person meetings can resume as long as the social distancing guidelines are in place.  At this time, it has been decided to hold the August 13th Port meeting via ZOOM (Meeting ID# 755 6804 2954 Password: Tracyton) regardless of which Phase the County is in at that time. If you are new to ZOOM you may be asked to download the application.