History of Gig Harbor

Local Sailor Pursues Olympics

Sailor Hanne Weaver

Gig Harbor Native Hanne Weaver Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics It’s been a summer of Olympic dreams for Gig Harbor water sport athletes. First, canoe and kayak paddlers from around the region made the harbor their home as they trained with the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team to secure the club’s seventh national…

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Rooster Races are Back!

Rooster Races

Gig Harbor Brewing’s 2nd Annual Rooster Races Come Bouncing Back to the Harbor It’s all about fun and hilarity, says Gig Harbor Brewing Co. on Facebook. I mean, what else could it be when talking about humans racing across the park astride bouncy, inflatable roosters? Gig Harbor Brewing’s Harbor Taproom is holding its second annual…

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Roche Harbor Yacht Club Cruising In

Cruises

Roche Harbor Yacht Club Coming to the Harbor Gig Harbor is welcoming the Roche Harbor Yacht Club on its cruise to our “excellent little bay” on April 12 and 13. That’s how Wilkes Expedition explorers described Gig Harbor when they rowed into the harbor’s well-hidden opening in 1841, and the description still fits today. Always…

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Come Help Float the Boat(Shop)

Float the Boat(Shop)

Help the Gig Harbor BoatShop Celebrate 10 Years Float the Boat(Shop) ~ Oct. 13 ~ The Club @ the Boatyard The Gig Harbor BoatShop, inspired by maritime traditions past and present, is celebrating its 10th anniversary at its historic location, and the public is invited to the party. Join the Float the Boat(Shop) celebration at…

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Celebrating 10 Years of the BoatShop

BoatShop

Come Float the Boat(Shop) and Help the Gig Harbor BoatShop Celebrate its 10th Anniversary Saturday, Oct. 13, 5 p.m. at The Club @ the Boatyard The Gig Harbor BoatShop, inspired by maritime traditions past and present, is celebrating its 10th anniversary at its historic location, and the public is invited to the party. Join us…

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Food, Brews, Wine…..and Roosters!

Harbor Taproom

Settle in @ the Gig Harbor Taproom with Outdoor Seating, Live Music & Rooster Races Gig Harbor Brewing Co’s Harbor Taproom is offering a ring-side seat for the Waterfront Block Party on July 28. Outdoor seating right on Harborview Drive puts you at the center of all the fun with the Taproom’s beer tastings, live…

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Yo ho, it’s Maritime Gig Festival!

Gig Festival

Ahoy, Mateys! Get Ready for Maritime Gig Festival Gig Harbor’s annual summer kick-off celebration blusters to the waterfront this weekend — with a pirate’s booty of fun for the whole family. With pancakes, parade and pirates aplenty, the Maritime Gig Festival gets under way June 2-3 along the downtown waterfront. The annual event organized by the…

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Harbor’s Gig ‘Porpoise’ Gets a Refit

Survey gig

Gig Harbor’s namesake, the replica of the survey gig that discovered this “excellent little bay” in 1841, stopped by the boatyard last week for some restoration on her wooden hull. It’s always fun to see the Porpoise come to the yard. After all, the 25-foot “captain’s gig” replica represents the very heart of Gig Harbor’s rich…

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New Gates Pleasing Entry to Marina

New gates

After months of planning, designing and production, new gates are now in place as a much improved entry to our A and B docks. The wider, more pleasing entry gates down into the marina of tenant and transient moorage were installed in the last few weeks. The final step will be signs, featuring the boatyard…

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