2011 WAS OUR CENTENNIAL YEAR, celebrating 100 years of service to King County and the Pacific Northwest. please VISIT OUR timeline, VIEW OUR DOCUMENTARY, OR PURCHASE YOUR OWN COPY OF OUR BOOK, rising tides AND tailwinds, TO LEARN ABOUT THE PORT'S ROLE IN OUR REGION.
Who says a picture is worth a thousand words? Enjoy the interactive timeline
featuring photos by the decade, interpretive maps complete with captions and interesting facts, stories of the Port highlighting a wide variety of historic and economic development related items.
Share Your Story
Did you arrive in Seattle by ship? Did you work in the aviation industry during Sea-Tac Airport's early days? Share your story
and help us remember the fun and the funky stories surrounding the Port of Seattle. Simply fill out this electronic form and press the Submit button. It's that easy. You can review the Legal Terms and Conditions here
Voices of the Port of Seattle
Ships, trains, planes and costumed re-enactments bring to life the story of the Port of Seattle, told by local historians and community members, in this 30-minute documentary celebrating the Port’s 100th anniversary. Watch segments or the full 30-minute documentary on the Port of Seattle YouTube Channel
Rising Tides and Tailwinds now available
Over the past century, the Port of Seattle has transformed the Seattle waterfront from its rickety, dirty and dangerous collection of privately-owned piers and warehouses to state-of-the-art container terminals, cruise ship facilities, an international conference center and other harbor facilities. The port also ushered Seattle into the jet age by founding Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The port's trade, transportation and related business activities combined now generate nearly 200,000 jobs in the Pacific Northwest.
Rising Tides and Tailwinds
is a 138-page coffee-table style book that covers the ups and downs of Port of Seattle's history through interesting narrative and fascinating historical photography. The book is available through the University of Washington Press
or your favorite online retailer.