Port of Bremerton celebrating 100 years of service
February 7, 2013 · 11:07 AM
BREMERTON — This year marks the Port of Bremerton’s 100 years of achievement and service to the Kitsap County constituency it serves.
Throughout the year, the Port will celebrate this milestone through a number of public events to include display booths at the West Sound Business Expo, Kitsap Harbor Festival in Port Orchard and in Bremerton, Blackberry Fly-In at the Bremerton National Airport and Blackberry Festival at the Bremerton Marina as well as public tours of the Olympic View Industrial andBusiness Parks.
The 2013 Port Commission is pleased to be able to participate in this milestone event. During this celebratory year the Port is excited to be planning for future growth and to contribute to the district and the communities it serves for years to come.
The 100-year celebration will culminate Oct. 3 with a business after-hours reception with local Chambers of Commerce highlighting the anniversary date of the Port’s formation.
The Port was incorporated in 1913 by a vote of the citizens of the City of Bremerton and is the fourth oldest port district in the state. A special election allowed for the City of Bremerton to turn over its municipal wharf to the Port of Bremerton.In later years, voters extended district boundaries to include more of Bremerton, Port Orchard and portions of South Kitsap and Seabeck.