Harbormaster Rick Brewer dies

Rick Brewer, harbormaster for the Port of South Whidbey, died Sunday, July 1. He passed comfortably surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer, according to a release from the port district.

Brewer is well known for his efforts to improve and expand the harbor in Langley and his annual end-of-summer party, “Dockstock Music on the Pier.”

He joined the port district in 2008 and worked to make harbor guests feel welcome, bring crowds back to the Langley Marina and pursued its expansion. Port officials said he was dependable, and plan to continue his tradition of Dockstock, to be held Aug. 25.

Brewer’s wife has asked that instead of flowers, community members   remember him when they see a boat pulling into the harbor at sunset and by attending Dockstock to toast Brewer.


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