June 20, 2023 — The cooling towers at the Satsop Business Park are one of the most iconic sites in Grays Harbor. While now a thriving business park, Port staff receive dozens of requests and inquiries related to the unfinished nuclear power plant each year. In celebration of the Park’s 10-year anniversary as a Port facility, you can now learn about the Park’s history from anywhere in the world with the debut of five new historic video tours.
The five-part video series will take viewers on an exclusive tour of many of the structures of the unfinished nuclear power plant including both cooling towers, the reactor buildings and the turbine building. They will learn how the nuclear power plant would have operated and how the structures you see today would have functioned.
“We are truly excited to share these videos with the public, near and far,” stated Satsop Business Park General Manager Alissa Shay. “As a small staff, it was a challenge to offer in-person tours of the Park’s unique history and infrastructure. These videos will allow us to share the Park’s story, while ensuring our staff remains committed to our existing customers and attracting new ones.”
For those wanting to get an up-close and personal look at the Park after watching the videos, the Satsop Business Park features public roads throughout the site. However, visitors are asked to stay on public roads and to not venture into any other areas for their own safety and out of respect to the many businesses who call the Park home.
Funding for the videos was provided by the Grays Harbor Tourism and video production was done by local media company Capture. Share. Repeat. The videos can be viewed by visiting https://www.portofgraysharbor.com/sbp-history.
Founded in 1911, the Port of Grays Harbor is one of Washington State’s oldest port districts and Washington’s only deep-water port located directly on the Pacific Ocean. The Port of Grays Harbor operates 4 deep-water marine terminals, its own Pilotage Services, the Westport Marina, the Satsop Business Park, Bowerman Airport, numerous public waterfront access facilities, and industrial properties throughout the County. Strategically located midway between Seattle and Portland and less than 1 ½ hours from open sea, the Port of Grays Harbor provides businesses a diverse portfolio of facilities. More information on the Port of Grays Harbor’s facilities and operations is available at portofgraysharbor.com or satsop.com.