Prime harbor-view spaces for four new memorial benches is available as a result of recent waterfront redevelopment on Front Street in Friday Harbor. (This is completely unrelated to the recent fire.)
The town has a long history of providing benches for residents and visitors in the downtown core through its Memorial Bench Program. Many of these benches are the result of donations from individuals who wish to leave a lasting memorial for a friend or loved one, honor a mentor or mark a special occasion.
These comfortable spots around Friday Harbor are a wonderful way for pedestrians to take a rest or people-watch on a sunny day.
The location for these four benches can be seen in the recessed areas on the upper sidewalk in front of Friday’s Crab Shack and the Blue Water Bar & Grill.
Town is offering the opportunity to purchase and place a personalized bench at this location for a cost of $850 each. This includes the bench, a small memorial plaque, and all installation and future maintenance by the Town.
If you are interested in purchasing a bench on Front Street, please contact Town Administrator Duncan Wilson at 360-378-2810 for details on ordering. Purchase of a Memorial Bench on Front Street is on a first come-first served basis. Full payment must be received prior to the order and placement of benches. General guidelines for size and plaque wording apply.