Port of Port Angeles pursuing cargo terminal dredging
Jesse Major, April 9, 2017, Peninsula Daily News
Port of Port Angeles commissioners told port staff to pursue an estimated $700,000 berth maintenance endeavor for its cargo terminal, Terminal 3.
The plan would be to dredge about 6,300 cubic yards of material from the berth area, bringing the sea floor to about 45 feet below sea level.
The terminal was last dredged to 45 feet below sea level in 1976, but throughout the past few decades, sediment has built up, causing concern for vessel captains.
City of Pasco contemplating their own version of a “Pike Place Market”
Stefani Zenteno, April 6, 2017, NBCRightNow.com
The Tri-Cities Public Market Board had envisioned a local version of Seattle’s Pike Place Market for years. In 2016, the City of Richland rejected the plan, but now the City of Pasco is supporting the idea.
Gary Ballew with the Port of Pasco says the public market would attract more visitors to our area.
“It can anchor future development,” Ballew said. “So if we think Pike Place Market or actually around the country…they help redevelop an area.”
Boatyard buzzing with activity
Chris Tucker, April 5, 2017, PTLeader.com
About a dozen people were aboard the boat Charles N Curtis Friday, March 31 at the Port of Port Townsend’s boat yard as the 78-foot-long boat was slowly lowered into the water by a 44-foot-tall, 259,000-pound marine travel lift.
Hoist operator Sean Smith was controlling the blue lift – capable of cradling boats as heavy as 300 tons – during the heavy haulout.
The heavy haulout was one of about 130 that the port does each year on average, said Smith, an 11-year veteran at the port.
Tom Coultas, Kingston’s “doer,” dies at 74
Nathan Piling, April 7, 2017, Kitsap Sun
Tom Coultas was a “doer.” And as a man of many projects, he wanted things done right.
So much so that when he wanted a fishing boat after he retired, he bought a 30-foot hull, built a shed around it in his backyard and assembled the “Jenny Girl” – named for his daughter – himself. He spent many nights and weekends fine-tuning the electrical and plumbing systems on the vessel and preparing it for the water, and after seven months of work, he launched the vessel.
Coultas, who always had a vision, was a longtime Kingston resident and port commissioner. He died March 20 at 74.