The Gig Harbor BoatShop, a maritime nonprofit organization located in downtown Gig Harbor, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this October. The BoatShop was founded a decade ago after a community grassroots effort emerged to save the historic Eddon Boatyard from demolition.
Since then, the BoatShop has opened its doors to the public and engaged thousands of people through educational and hands-on programming offered annually at the historic boatyard that still operates today.
The BoatShop provides public benefit and keeps local maritime heritage alive at Gig Harbor’s working waterfront, which features classic vessels of Puget Sound like the Veteran—a Skansie-built purse seiner that was launched in Gig Harbor nearly a century ago.
More information about Gig Harbor BoatShop, its history, upcoming events and the work it does in the community can be found at www.gigharborboatshop.org, or by contacting the BoatShop at (253) 857-9344.