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History of the Point Ruston Ferry

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Before being acquired by Point Ruston in 2007, the Point Ruston Ferry had already lived a full life as navy vessel Aquidneck YFB-14 and civilian ferry.  Built in Maine in 1936 by the Bath Iron Works Corporation, it was put to use ferrying men and materials back and fourth between Newport and Goat Island.  The ferry was named after…

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After Whom is the Town of Ruston Named?

Ruston has been the name of the highly endeared little town on the Tacoma waterfront for over 100 years, but after whom was it named? Point Ruston LLC has recently begun redeveloping the land on the Ruston waterfront, but until 2005 the old ASARCO site had dominated the area for over 100 years.  Opening in…

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Waterwalk Tile Mosaics Creatures

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The newly opened Waterwalk provides a wide pathway along Point Ruston’s waterfront open to both residents and the public alike. The flat walk is easily achievable for people at any level of fitness and the views are simply spectacular. Complimenting the natural scenery is the work of artists Robert Gilbert and Jeremy Gregory. Next time…

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The Parks of Ruston Way

Point Ruston’s convenient location offers easy access to the beaches and parks along the Tacoma waterfront. All of the Metro Park’s seven waterfront locations are within just minutes of one another and even the furthest beach is just over a thirty-minute walk from Point Ruston. The park amenities make it easy to get stuck at one,…

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