The latest updates and stories from the Port of Coos Bay.
Charleston invites seafood lovers to celebrate tender, tempting, tasty, fresh Coos Bay oysters at the Charleston “Ahh Shucks!” Oyster Feed on Saturday, April 29th. The celebration is from 12 noon to 4 p.m., at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Dining Hall, 63466 Boat Basin Road in Charleston. This 12th annual event runs in conjunction with Oregon Oyster Week and is hosted by the Charleston Community Enhancement Corporation.
House Bill 2288 was introduced this 2017 Oregon Legislative Session to authorize the issuance of lottery bonds to support the ConnectOregon Program. Port Staff are tracking this bill and advocating for continued allocation of funds this session.
On January 30th, the Port of Coos Bay’s Shipyard off Troller Road in Charleston received a welcome addition. The Port has purchased a 100-metric ton Travel Lift, laying the groundwork to accommodate significantly larger boats in the Shipyard. The lift was assembled by the manufacturer onsite at the Charleston Shipyard, and was commissioned on February 2nd.
The Charleston Ice Dock at the Charleston Marina provides high-quality commercial flake ice 24 hours daily to the commercial fishing fleet, Charleston businesses and recreational fishermen.
The Port of Coos Bay plans to seek grant funding from the Oregon State Marine Board to support its Charleston Marina Parking Lot Resurfacing Project.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay anticipates an exciting boost in internal capacity with the addition of two new staff members, boasting a combined 40 years of experience and expertise in the transportation industry. On January 30th, the Port will welcome Anna Soderstrom as Chief Commercial Officer and Patrick Kerr as the Director of Rail Operations.
‘Crack Up’ fresh Oregon Dungeness Crab from Charleston at the North Bend Community Center on Saturday, February 11th! The Charleston fishing village is bringing Oregon’s fresh Dungeness crab harvest to YOU at the 33rd Annual Charleston Merchants Crab Feed this year. The change in venue allows for greater capacity and more parking with the same old gang serving!
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is pleased to announce Margaret Barber will join the staff as External Affairs Manager.
Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio (RTS), offered by Travel Oregon, is open for registration. The winter/spring program will focus on the Southern Oregon Coast region, including the communities of Reedsport, Winchester Bay, North Bend, Coos Bay, Charleston, Bandon and the Coquille River Valley.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay has committed $25,000 toward Southwestern Oregon Community College’s effort to build a new Health & Science Technology Building on the Coos Bay campus.
From the Source
Chuck’s seafood has been a staple in the community for the past 70 years.
Coos Bay Rail Link - The Coupler
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The Charleston Ice House is closed for annual maintenance until March 31st. Shrimpers can expect to have ice before the season starts!