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Vashon Island

Vashon Island

Convenient. Vashon Island? Back in the day it was the link between Seattle and Tacoma. Dockton, now simply a park, was at one time much, much more. In 1891, the largest dry dock on the West Coast was moved to this very spot.
The 100 foot wide and over 300 foot long dry dock was built in Port Hadlock. It was a busy place until 1909 when the dry dock moved to Seattle.

Quartermaster Marina
23824 Vashon Hwy SW
Burton, WA 98013
(206) 463-3624
N47° 23′ 26″ ~ W122° 27′ 47″


Dockton County Park

Twenty-three acres with hiking trails, picnic areas, restrooms, swimming beach, boat launch and moorage, and parking. Operated by King County Parks.
To reserve the picnic shelter or get information about overnight moorage, call…
King County Parks Recreation
206-205-5275.
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