The Port of Waterman
On December 8, 1923, the Port of Waterman, located northeast of Port Orchard on the Kitsap Peninsula, is formed. Community members proposed the port district to take over a dock owned by the Orchard Beach Improvement Company. Served by Mosquito Fleet steamers that connected towns around Puget Sound, the dock allows passengers and freight access to Seattle, Bremerton, Silverdale, and Bainbridge Island routes. After World War II, increasing numbers of automobiles and bus service will draw passengers away from the steamers and the dock will become a popular local fishing pier. View The Port of Waterman History
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The Port of Waterman Commissioners
Commissioner | District 1
Jeff Reynolds has lived on the Peninsula for most of his life, and in Port Orchard since 1989. He retired from Commercial Banking after 40 years, but continues to be heavily involved with community work, including the Lions Club, Salvation Army, and SCORE. His primary goals with the Port are to maintain the Waterman Pier in it’s current excellent condition, find ways to broaden it’s use by the community, protect the environment that it resides in, and provide prudent financial management of Port.
Commissioner | District 2
Ben Compton was raised in Waterman and has roots in the Waterman area going back three generations. As a Port of Waterman Commissioner, Ben’s priorities center around providing a welcoming, useful pier. He wants to preserve the unique, rural culture of this area while also acknowledging that some improvements are likely necessary as usage continues to grow. Ben is a business owner with a background in labor market analysis and youth advocacy.
Commissioner | District 3
Casey Guthrie was appointed to the Port Commission in October 2019. He has lived in the Waterman area most of his life, and has learned to responsibly enjoy the amazing resources we have around us. An avid outdoorsman, Casey strives to support the community of fishermen, boaters, divers, kayakers, and more who enjoy the Port of Waterman. Casey is a local boat builder who volunteers with many different local organizations.
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