During the heyday of cod fishing in the early 1900’s, spring was marked by the departure of huge schooners on their way to the Bering Sea. Each fall the schooners returned full of salted cod. Many of these vessels wintered at the Lake Union Drydock Company to prepare for the next season. The cod schooners are gone, but today you will find ferries, tugboats, Navy vessels, and modern fishing boats receiving overhauls and repairs.
The oldest continuously operating boatyard on the lake, Lake Union Drydock Company was founded in 1919.