Charleston, Ore. - The Charleston community invites seafood lovers to come celebrate fresh and delicious Coos Bay oysters at the 13th annual Charleston “Ahh Shucks!” Oyster Feed on Saturday, April 28th. The celebration is from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Dining Hall, located at 63466 Boat Basin Road in Charleston. This 13th annual event runs in conjunction with Oregon Oyster Week and is hosted by the Charleston Community Enhancement Corporation.
A new rail spur is now handling inbound freight in North Bend thanks to the collaborative efforts of a tribal entity, a public agency and a private business. The Coquille Economic Development Corporation (CEDCO) and the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay announced the completion of a rail spur to the K2 Exports yard on CEDCO’s Ko-Kwel Wharf property. The spur allows K2 Exports to bring logs by rail directly to its export terminal on the wharf.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (OIPCB) has completed dredging operations at the Port of Garibaldi this month, removing 32,000 cubic yards of dredge material from the boat launch and marina utilizing the State of Oregon owned dredge “THE LAURA”.
‘Crack Up’ fresh Oregon Dungeness Crab from Charleston at the North Bend Community Center on Saturday, February 10th! The Charleston fishing village is bringing Oregon’s fresh Dungeness crab harvest to YOU at the 34th Annual Charleston Merchants Crab Feed this year.
Season’s Greetings! As the Port of Coos Bay team reflects on the year and makes plans for the next, I feel grateful to be entering my third year as Chief Executive Officer at the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay.
The Jordan Cove Energy Project will provide unprecedented investments in a rural, and long economically depressed, region of Oregon. It will provide the economic resurgence the South Coast and Southern Oregon have sought for more than 40 years, and will set the stage for future economic prosperity through the creation of jobs, infrastructure, and investments in the community.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is pleased to announce the recent award of a $50,000 grant from Business Oregon to complete a feasibility study, evaluating infrastructure needs and developing a cost analysis to construct a multi-use rail served marine terminal on the North Spit.
Abandoned and derelict vessels are a problem for many U.S. harbors, bays, and shorelines. Sunken, stranded, and decrepit vessels are not only an eyesore, but also hazards to navigation. Additionally, these vessels can pose significant threats to natural resources.Disposal of these vessels often falls on the shoulders of Port Authorities throughout the United States.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (OIPCB) is preparing to deploy staff to the Port of Garibaldi. Utilizing the State of Oregon owned dredge “THE LAURA”, Port of Coos Bay staff will dredge the marina and boat launch at the Port of Garibaldi. THE LAURA was purchased by the State of Oregon in 2015, with the cooperation of the Oregon Legislature and the Governor’s office.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (OIPCB) has successfully applied for and received a $12,750 grant from Travel Oregon to replace picnic tables in the Charleston Marina RV Park. OIPCB applied through Travel Oregon’s competitive grants program and was one of 29 recipients to receive a grant award. Travel Oregon awarded a total of $400,000 for local tourism projects throughout the state.
The Port of Coos Bay crew is currently at the Port of Garibaldi conducting our second dredge project with the state dredge, The Laura.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently celebrated their 227th year of existence this past summer. As a coastal community, we feel the presence of USCG through the USCG Cutter (USCGC) Orcas and the USCG stations in North Bend and Coos Bay. The Port interacts with the USCG in a variety of ways. We rent out the dock where the USCGC Orcas is currently stationed as well as work with the USCG in various committees like the Coos Bay Harbor Safety Committee. Recently, we went to tour the USCGC Orcas to gain a better understanding of their operations.
This past month, a couple of Port staff took a tour of the Coos Bay, Georgia-Pacific (GP) sawmill to better understand and get to know one of our main shippers on the Coos Bay rail line. On an average day, GP ships approximately 12 rail cars on the Coos Bay Rail Link out of the facility. This is significant as each rail car has enough framing lumber to construct about six houses!
After 8 years of being a commercial fisherman, Tyler expanded Long Fisheries operations through the lease of dock 15 along the Charleston working waterfront. With the addition of the dock, Long Fisheries provides a place for out of town buyers from LA to British Columbia, Canada to conduct business in Charleston.
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