Local Area

Local Area and Links

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In Port Hadlock

Ajax Cafe - Provides high quality cuisine including fresh seafood and you can dingy over there!  Its just on the other side of Shunk Island here at our end of the bay.

Fiesta Jaliscos - How Mexican is done in Port Hadlock.

Scampi and Halibuts - Local, semi-famous, Port Hadlock seafood restaurant.
QFC Grocery Store, including Starbucks, wine shop and a full deli is less than a mile away.
Burgers Landing - Great for hamburgers, garden burgers and fries!

Nearby In Port Townsend

Recommended places to eat in Port Townsend: (15-20 minutes driving time)

The Upstage Bistro Entertainment - Live music venue in nearby Port Townsend with some very high-quality musicians.
Port Townsend Brewing Company - Great microbrews, music and events.

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce - Serving Port Townsend tri-area

History of Port Hadlock

Port Hadlock was founded by Samuel Hadlock who moved west in the 1850's and finally settled in the Port Hadlock area in 1870. He contracted with the Washington Mill Company to build a sawmill on a spit of land off the bay, on a low bank that was in deep enough waters for tall ships to moor. Here Hadlock established a large lumber mill. Lumber from the mill was shipped to San Francisco and as far away as Australia and Hawaii. Two of the remaining buildings of the Washington Mill Company remain standing today. One currently houses the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building. Another building was the residence of Samuel Hadlock, and is presently known as the Ajax Cafe.

Port Hadlock Fun Facts

  • Port Hadlock was established in 1870.

  • Fort Flagler Post Office was established in 1900.

  • Marrowstone Lighthouse began as a red lens on a white pole in October 1888. In 1896, a red bell was added. The lighthouse was automated in 1962.

  • Nordland on Marrowstone Island was founded by a Norwegian immigrant in 1892.

  • Portage Canal Bridge was constructed in 1952, linking the mainland with Indian Island.

  • Irondale Steel Plant was the only smelter in the state in 1902. The steel was used in the construction of the Bon Marche (now Macy's) building in Seattle.

  • Irondale News, first came off the presses on February 5, 1910.

For more information visit the Port Hadlock Chamber of Commerce website.

Certified Clean Marina

  • Reduce and properly manage hazardous waste
  • Conduct marina operations with the goal of protecting the environment
  • Educate boaters on clean boating practices
  • Demonstrate innovation and environmental leadership