Eddon Boat Building

The completion of the Eddon Boat Building represents the achievement of an enthusiastic community determined to save its waterfront culture. A citizen-passed bond initiative in 2004 and a Washington State Heritage Grant enabled the City of Gig Harbor to purchase the Eddon Boatyard site and seismically upgrade and restore the historic boat building shop. Built in 1945 and listed on the Gig Harbor Register of Historic Places, the structure required careful attention to maintain the detail and character of the original building while introducing modern improvements such as lighting and fire protection. This facility is one of the last working wooden boatbuilding operations on Puget Sound.
Gig Harbor, WA

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