1980 – 1989

1980

April 17 – Hoquiam police officer Donald Burke killed.

May 25 – Mount St. Helens ash hits Harbor.

May 28 – Spar Restaurant gutted by fire.

November 2 – Ice Palace demolished.

1981

August 5 – South Shore Mall opens.

August 18 – Fire destroys the old Anderson & Middleton Mill.

December 29 – Harbor unemployment rate hits 16.3%.

1982

July 27 – Fire chars remains of M.S. Sierra.

September 17 – New Driftwood Theater opens at 3rd and I Streets.

October 12 – E.C. Miller Lumber Mill auctioned.

1983

September 20 – Old E.C. Miller Lumber Mill in South Aberdeen burns.

1984

February 12 – Electric Park Power House demolition under way.

August 28 – Mayr Bros. Lumber Company files for bankruptcy.

December 10 – Parking meters removed from downtown Aberdeen.

1985

January 17 – Electric Park Powerhouse now just rubble.

1986

November 16 – Last movie shown at Aberdeen Theater.

1987

August 6 – Soviet sailor defects from ship docked in Grays Harbor.

September 13 – Keel laid for Lady Washington

1988

August 9 – Port of Grays Harbor dedicates Westport viewing tower.

September 14 – St. Joseph’s Hospital closes.

December 23 – Oil spill off Harbor when tug rams barge U.S. Nesfucca

1989

March 7 – Lady Washington launched.