Friday, December 29, 2017

New Property for Port of Seattle

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Seattle Commission has recently agreed to purchase Salmon Bay Marina for more than $15.6 million.

The five acres property, located on the Ship Canal next to the port’s Fishermen’s Terminal facility, includes five docks supporting 166 slips measuring 6,547 lineal feet of moorage.

“The purchase of Salmon Bay Marina is a step toward fulfilling our Century Agenda goal to double the number of jobs in our region associated with fishing and maritime and is financially smart for the Port,” said Commission President Tom Albro. “It also protects urban industrial and maritime land, which is also environmentally wise.”

Salmon Bay Marina was developed by the Draper family, who bought the property in 1945.

“We applaud the Port of Seattle for purchasing and preserving this unique freshwater recreational boat facility,” said Peter Schrappen, Director of Government Affairs for the Northwest Marine Trade Association. “These assets are rare, and help maintain maritime and family-wage jobs.”