Blessing of the Fleet 2017

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.


Charleston Oyster Feed 2017

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! 

Tarheel Aluminum Alice Faye Launch

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



Dredging at the Port of Alsea

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



Ocean Fishing & Crabbing

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! 

Whether it's crabbing, clamming or fishing, we've got it all in the Charleston Marina! 

Railroad Centennial

The Port of Coos Bay celebrated 100 years of the Coos Bay rail line on August 5-7th. Take a look at all the festivities and events that happened during the celebratory weekend!