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Ports Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Olympia -- The Washington Legislature and the Washington Public Ports Association joined forces on Monday, March 14, to celebrate “port day,” the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Port District Act in 1911.

More than two hundred port officials came to Olympia to lobby for port issues, and also to attend the evening Gala at the Port of Olympia. They were joined by many legislators, state officials, and the Governor – who signed a proclamation making March 14th Public Port Day. Third District Commissioner Bill Shuler and Communications Manager Carl Molesworth represented the Port of Skagit.

By statute, ports in Washington build and operate facilities that foster trade and economic development. They provide four basic types of facilities:

  • Industrial areas (42 ports)
  • Recreational marinas/docks (41 ports)
  • Marine terminals (12 ports)
  • Airports (31 ports)

If you are a reporter seeking information about the Port of Skagit, please call Linda Tyler, Community Outreach Administrator, at 360-757-0011 or email