Oregon's Bay Area, a Port City built on a century of maritime commerce. Created by a rich history, vibrant culture and beautiful coastlines. Where industry and recreation meet and adventure is a way of life.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is the largest deep draft coastal harbor from San Francisco to the Puget Sound. Ready to develop, access to a multi-modal network, short transit time from open ocean and proximity to international markets make the ideal place for maritime trade.
It was another great Crab Feed where there 1,500 lbs of Dungeness Crab was cracked open! Thank you to everyone who came out to the event!
Thank you to our local high school and the Coos Watershed Association for helping us out with our Eastside Mitigation project to better both our environment and community!
In honor of the fishing community in Charleston and the Charleston community, the annual Blessing of the Fleet and Memorial Service was held at the Charleston Fisherman’s Memorial Garden, near the launch ramp at the Charleston Marina at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29th.
The service honored the local men and women involved in commercial fishing and the fishing industry who have died since 1941. This year the Charleston community added nine names to the “In Memory of Charleston Fisherman” Plaque: ‘Dirty’ Dean Albright, Michael P. ‘Pat’ Green, Harry E. Moulten, Hugh Glenn McNeil, William A. Nicholas, Jim Shore, Lori ‘Lolo’ Gene Warren, David John Williams, Michael R Witbeck. One name was added to the “In Memory of Charleston Fisherman's Industry” plaque: Nick Wright.
The Charleston Oyster Feed put on by the Charleston Community Enhancement Corporation was a success! The sun was out, the music was playing and the oysters were a cookin'! It was a fun time for the whole community. Thank you to everyone who came out and we'll see you next year!
Congratulations to Charleston Shipyard boat fabricator, Tarheel Aluminum, for a successful launch of the Alice Faye! The Alice Faye has 15' wide beam and is 40' in length. It will be one of the larger fishing vessels based out of Port Orford, OR. This vessel can be used for both commercial fishing and crabbing. It was also our Charleston Shipyard's maiden launch for a commercial vessel! For more information on the travel lift, click here.
The Port of Coos Bay has partnered with Business Oregon to operate the state-owned dredge The Laura to provide dredging for Oregon's smaller ports. This allows smaller ports a more affordable option for dredging. Port of Coos Bay will maintain and provide stewardship over the dredge through this program. The Port of Coos Bay and the Port of Alsea have partnered together to dredge Port of Alsea's marina which is vital to their recreational activities in the summer time. Learn more about this project by clicking here.
There's nothing better than going Ocean Fishing and Crabbing on a bluebird day! Follow along on this quick fishing trip that our Harbormaster, John Buckley went on this summer! Thank you to Captain John Blanchard of Sharky's Charters for allowing us to document the trip!