Honoring American Workers on Labor Day

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day from Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

We are closed today in honor of Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. We celebrate workers everywhere, starting with our own hard-working crew providing excellent marine service and repair to boaters in the Gig Harbor area.

 

First, a little history…

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union, which wanted to observe a “workingmen’s holiday.”

Labor Day

Above, Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard crew member Matt Betancourt pressure washes a sailboat. At top, Kyle Lawrence prepares a boat for bottom paint.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day and a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first to become state law was passed by Oregon on Feb. 21, 1887. More states followed and on June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a legal holiday. Read more at the U.S. Department of Labor.

So come see us on Tuesday…

We will be open as usual on Tuesday, Sept. 5, so come in and let us labor for you. Remember, Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard is the only full-service boatyard in Gig Harbor, and the only facility in the area with haulout services.

We offer a complete range of marine services from maintenance repair, electrical troubleshooting, paint and more. Read more about our boatyard services on this website.

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