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A Puget Sound Fisherman


Arthur Tachell, also known as Art, is seen wheeling his boat into the elevator located at the marina. Since all of the boats at the Point Defiance Marina are dry docked, in order to aid in raising and lowering boats into the water and back up, the marina has an elevator that allows for quick and easy transportation.

For the past 48 years, Arthur Tachell has been working at the Point Defiance Marina in Tacoma, Washington starting when he was 16 years old. Throughout his time working and fishing around Puget Sound, Tachell has seen many things such as generations of family coming and going, staff rotations, the marina burning down, as well as management and regulation changes. While Tachell won’t be leaving fishing as a hobby, he will be saying goodbye to working at the Marina

at the end of this year when he retires.

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