Public open house and tour for Seaport Landing

The public is invited to a tour and open house at Seaport Landing in Aberdeen on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm.

This is an opportunity to learn more about the redevelopment of the 38 acres site on the former Weyerhaeuser mill on the banks of the Chehalis River and the master plan for the landing, according to Captain Les Bolton, who is executive director of the Grays Harbor Seaport Authority, which operates the two tall ships now docked there.

Members of the team selected to lead the master planning process can answer questions about the site. The event is being hosted by the Authority, the City of Aberdeen and Forterra, a not for profit that helps “create prosperous, vibrant communities and conserve natural and working landscapes” that has been hired to help forge the master plan.

As currently envisioned, the landing will weave educational, recreational, and vocational aspects of the logging and maritime history of Aberdeen and Grays Harbor. Recently, the Authority sold off more than a half a million dollars worth of equipment in an auction held online, according to Bolton.

Though the Lady Washington will be in port for repairs, the Hawaiian Chieftain will be docked for maintenance in Port Townsend.

Please RSVP to the tour and open house by emailing Roxie Underwood at by Monday, Sept. 9.