Squint and you can see more than Seaport Landing

The Daily World
By Erin Hart

You might look across the Chehalis River to south Aberdeen and see only the old docks and what’s left of what Weyerhaeuser left behind when it closed its sawmill.

Captain Les Bolton looks across the river and sees Seaport Landing, a renewable forest of masts on ships of all sizes, moored to more than a thousand feet of river bank. He sees tall ships, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, dinghies, a pedestrian ferry, maybe even a tugboat or two.

He looks at the 38 acres donated to Grays Harbor Historic Seaport Authority by Weyerhaeuser in March and envisions 14 buildings re-purposed, refashioned and rebuilt to house industry, commerce and heritage tourism.

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