In Good Company

Waterfront Appreciation guests stock up on Famous Dave's BBQ
Andrew Ness kicks off the day's festivities as Nancy Baker looks on
Guests enjoyed centennial-themed treats and activities
Waterfront workers take a well-deserved lunch break
Mackenzie Field, Katy Brooks, Katie Odem, and Nancy Baker in good company

More than 200 waterfront workers were welcomed to this year’s Waterfront Appreciation Lunch by Port of Vancouver USA administrative staff on Terminal 2 last week. Famous Dave’s Barbeque served pulled pork, chicken, ribs, potato salad, and warmed corn bread to hungry longshore workers and stevedores.

Each year, the port serves lunch to longshoremen in an effort to show appreciation and thanks for the specialized work these men and women complete along the waterfront. Also invited to the festivities were port tenants, former port commissioners and retired waterfront workers.

Because this year marks the port’s centennial year, each of the 20 tables were given a name based the cargoes that have gone through the port. A drawing for copies of the port’s centennial book was held by port commissioners, who drew cards with these cargo names and corresponding seat numbers.

Commission President Nancy Baker, Commission Vice President Jerry Oliver and Commission Secretary Brian Wolfe addressed those present, sharing their appreciation for the hard work and dedication of all the people who contribute to port’s success.

Visitors were also invited to share a port memory in a video booth, share ideas as to what will be put in the port’s time capsule that will be opened on April 6, 2112, sign a copy of the centennial book that will go inside the time capsule, and submit newspaper headlines one might expect to see about the port in 100 years.

Once again, a special thank you goes to all of our waterfront workers for all that they do.

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