It is with great sadness that I announce the permanent closure of the Lakebay Marina Resort. In the near future, I will be posting No Trespassing signs on property, and boat launching will no longer be available.

The seasonal nature of the marina, coupled with attempting to satisfy Pierce County Planning codes has taxed me to the limit both financially and emotionally.

When I began this adventure to revive and preserve a site with 135 years of historical importance to the Key Peninsula, I envisioned a place where the public could have free access. Access to enjoy the natural beauty, to explore the seashore, all while learning about the Mosquito Fleet. Campsites would be restored, boaters could visit for the day, the three remaining cabins would be rebuilt, and families could come without paying an entrance fee, buying a yearly pass or becoming a member.

Contact Councilman Derek Young if you don’t want to see this only free public waterfront access facility morph into private waterfront homes.

In closing, I want to thank all the people who have supported me and who shared the same vision; without their help there wouldn’t even be a marina.

Mark Scott