Westport, WA

Westport, Washington is small town of about 2200 located on the south side of the entrance to Grays Harbor. It was once home to the Chehalis Indian tribe and was incorporated into a town in 1914. Its most notable claim to fame nationally is Westport Yachts, which was founded in 1964 and makes some incredible luxury yachts. It’s also home to a large commercial fishing fleet as well as a good number of charter vessels, and it’s this group of hearty folks that draw my interest. Most people know Westport as a summer beach, and believe it or not surfing destination. But to me, it’s the boats and ships that glide in and out of the marina that hold my fascination. Where are they headed? Where have they been? No two trips to the marina are ever the same, and you never know what or who will be in port. It’s an almost magical mixture of fisherman, boats, sea lions and fishing gear mixed with the smell of salt water.

Kris Cox

Kris Cox is a father, explorer, old camera lover and freelance photographer based out of Westport, WA. Specializing in Landscape, Nature and Editorial work stemming from his study of commercial photography at Hallmark Institute of Photography. More of his work can be found at www.lostriverphotgraphy.com or on Instagram (@lost.river.photography) and Facebook

WA, Westport