Kenmore Air Harbor

6321 NE 175th Street

Seaplane, Kenmore Air Harbor, Courtesy Kenmore Air, Kenmore Heritage Society
Parked seaplanes, Kenmore Air Harbor, Courtesy Kenmore Heritage Society
Kenmore Air Harbor, 1970s, Courtesy Kenmore Air, Kenmore Heritage Society
Kenmore Air, Courtesy Arnold Alejandrino
Resting seaplanes, Kenmore Air, Courtesy Arnold Alejandrino
Kenmore Air fishing trip, Courtesy Kenmore Air
Kenmore Air founders, Courtesy Kenmore Air

6321 NE 175th Street

Kenmore Air Harbor was founded in 1946 by three men, aviation mechanics Bob Munro and Reg Collins, and pilot Jack Mines, after returning from duty in World War II. They purchased a shingle mill and adjacent swamp totaling 2.5 acres at the north end of Lake Washington. Bob Munro and his family lived in the house on the property that also served as the business office. Their first plane was a 36 horsepower Aeronca airplane, built using parts from wrecked planes.

Bob Munro became the sole owner of Kenmore Air Harbor and purchased fill dirt from the Highway Department working on Bothell Way until he had solid ground under his planes and business. In 1959, a new office and shop building was built near the original hangar. Kenmore Air Harbor now covers an area of 5 acres in Kenmore and additionally has a seaplane base on Lake Union in Seattle. They provide air travel to the San Juan Islands, Vancouver, Victoria and the BC Inside Passage. They also offer scenic flights around Seattle, the San Juan Islands, Mount Rainier, and Mount St. Helens.

Return to the Burke-Gilman Trail and proceed west to Log Boom Park.

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