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, August 12, 2022


The Port of Tracyton has published the Port’s draft redistricting plan on the Port’s website and welcomes public comments on the plan.  The Port’s three Commissioner district boundaries are required to be adjusted in response to the 2020 census so that each district will be as equal in population as possible, districts are compact, district boundaries follow existing recognized natural boundaries, and will preserve existing communities of related and mutual interest. See the draft redistricting plan below. The Port will hold a public meeting to consider public comments on the draft plan at its regular meeting on September 8, 2022.  Public written comments on the draft plan should be sent to porttracyton@gmail.com on or before September 7, 2022 (the day before the meeting). The regularly scheduled Port meeting will be held at the Tracyton Community Library, 351 Tracy Avenue, Tracyton, on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 6:00PM; whereat the Commissioners may decide to amend the draft plan and resubmit the amended draft plan for additional written public comment at least one week before adopting the plan. The Port intends to adopt a final redistricting plan at its regular meeting on October 13, 2022.