Washington Town Highlights its Salmon Fishing History

Posted: July 10, 2014

By: Mark Yuasa [The Spokesman-Review]

The small Pacific Coast town of Westport, Washington, is celebrating its centennial this summer, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect with salmon fishing resembling the “good old days.”

Located at the mouth of Grays Harbor on the southernmost peninsula known as Point Chehalis, Westport was officially incorporated on June 26, 1914.

Commercial fishing was established in the 1920s, and shortly after World War II a marina and breakwater were constructed, which brought sport salmon fishing to life.

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