Real estate developer and prominent Port Angeles citizen Thomas Aldwell and others pushed for the formation of a port district on the waterfront of the City of Port Angeles. They recognized that the formation of a port would lead to further industrial development and economic growth.
On November 7, 1922, Clallam County voters approved creation of a port district covering all of Clallam County by a nearly two-to-one margin.
The Port’s full service log yard handles an average volume of 60.5 million board-feet of logs per year." (Source)