Port Established

Coaxet Ship, 1919

Clark County residents establish the Port of Vancouver by overwhelming majority

On February 7, 1912, a petition was sent to Clark County commissioners requesting that a port district be formed as it was in “the best commercial interest of Clark County and the city of Vancouver to organize and maintain a Port of Vancouver.” A special election was held on April 6, 1912, establishing the Port of Vancouver with a vote of 631 in favor and 179 in opposition.