FEBRUARY 7, 2014

MARINAS 

Port of Port Townsend commissioner: Added Boat Haven ramp to increase efficiencyA second ramp in the Boat Haven, expected to open in about 18 months, will benefit fisherman and boaters, a Port of Port Townsend commissioner told the East Jefferson County chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers.

 

MISC 

Catholic Seafarers’ Center Provides A Lifeline To Sailors During Their Hours In Seattle These days, Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood is dominated by wine bars and night clubs. But on one block of First Avenue, there’s a living reminder of the city’s dependence on the waterfront. Outside a two-story corner building, a few doors down from a Starbucks, is a vertical sign that reads “Catholic Seamen’s Club.” 

 

RAIL 

Tesoro acquiring safer rail cars for Vancouver terminalTesoro Corp. said Thursday that it would acquire new, safer rail cars to transport oil from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota to the Port of Vancouver, where the oil will be transferred to ships for transport to U.S. oil refineries. Recent accidents have raised concerns about tanker car safety. These cars are in a North Dakota rail yard.

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