The Will Rogers – Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base (FAALID: W36), is a seaplane base located on Lake Washington, inside the perimeter fence of the northwest corner of the Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Washington. It was named for the fact that these two famous personalities departed from this point on their ultimately-fatal trip to points in Alaska.
Area overview of the Will Rogers – Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base showing the perimeter fence restricting access, nearby streets, the Cedar River, U.S. Customs building, and memorial marker.
Comparison of present day features with 1936 ( one year after Will Rogers and Wiley Post left the Renton airport to depart for Alaska in August 1935).
Seaplane (float plane) docks, floats, and ramp. Lake Washington at top (North), West Perimeter Road in lower-left corner. Renton Municipal Airport Perimeter fence bisects the land area at bottom (South), with personnel gate P-1 to the right and the Will Rogers - Wiley Post Memorial marker immediately to the left (East).
Memorial marker at the Will Rogers – Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base
Vehicle Gate V-1 and personnel access Gate P-2 near US Customs Office, Will Rogers – Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base, Renton Municipal Airport, Washington State