Point Roberts Airpark

Point Roberts Airpark

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Point Roberts Airpark is a single-runway airport located in the town of Point Roberts, Washington. The airport, along with the marina, provide the only access to the rest of Washington state without first having to pass through British Columbia.

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History

Point Roberts Airpark was originally started by Ray Young. Ray was a cartoonist at Buena Vista Studios. He had a life long interest in flying and moving to the Pacific Northwest. In 1967 he purchased a parcel of land in Point Roberts and started an air strip called Ray Young Field. He moved to Point Roberts with his wife Uvon in 1972. Later on he bought more land and extended the runway to its current length. Ray died in 1985. His wife, Uvon Young, lived in the family home for the next five years but gradually nature reclaimed the land and she closed the runway and put the land up for sale in 1990. In 1996, she sold it to the current owner, Robin Lamb.

In the 1996-1998 period, using a 1955 Galion grader and a 1956 International TD-91 bulldozer, the airstrip was made usable again. The bulldozer cleared the trees and the grader put a crown on the runway and cleared the of the parking/airpark area.

In November of 1998 the runway was seeded to a low maintenance turf. In the intervening years, except for mowing, the...
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