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Sportsmen's Club commemorates public access

The Bremerton's Sportsmen's Club is finally getting recognition for a good deed done in 1948. That's when the club donated waterfront properties on Wooten, Devereaux and Haven lakes in Mason County and Mission and Wildcat lakes in Kitsap County to the Department of Game, now the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The club wanted to preserve public access to the lakes at a time when shoreline property was being bought and developed for private use.

Local fishers, canoers and kayakers now know who to thank after WDFW installed signs commemorating the donations Monday near the lakes' boat ramps.

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