Port Hadlock: Boat school unveils plans for public access trail, new dock

PORT HADLOCK — A public hearing on the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding’s plans for a public trail and new dock as part of its proposed Port Hadlock campus garnered only one complaint Thursday.

“I think it’s a great use of the facilities,” said Michael Hamilton. “I’m a little concerned about the public access part of it.

“More population down here is something to think about.”

Hamilton lives in one of four houses north of the two buildings the school has acquired in Lower Hadlock, across from the Ajax Cafe.

None of Hamilton’s neighbors showed up at the hearing, held in the old Washington Farmers Co-op building, which the school has renovated for boat-building classes.

The proposed public access trail, about a quarter-mile long, will connect the business center of Port Hadlock with the waterfront. It will have interpretive signs about local history, and will circle the five-acre property on the hill where the boat school plans to build a new campus.

It will then connect with a boardwalk and public access side of the new dock.


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