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In honor of the fishing community in Charleston and the Charleston community, the annual Blessing of the Fleet and Memorial Service will be held at the Charleston Fisherman’s Memorial Garden, near the launch ramp at the Charleston Marina at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29th.
Measure 6-162 will have far reaching negative impacts on the regional economy if it passes and is in direct conflict with the Port’s mission to promote sustainable development that enhances the economy of southwest Oregon and the State.
Over the past decade, maritime freight transportation has trended towards larger and larger ships, resulting in the need for wider and deeper channels nationwide. Our current channel poses navigational challenges to larger vessels, particularly related to vessel draft, and the ability to safely maneuver within the current channel footprint. Larger log and chip vessels moving in and out of the Port must synchronize passage with high tides, and often leave the port in a light loaded condition to reduce draft. Vessels that are light loaded are less efficient and generates higher cost for our shippers.
On the afternoon of April 21st, twelve staff members from the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay formed two teams and gathered along the Bayfront between the Coos Bay rail yard and the Coos History Museum. The mission: collect and dispose of as much garbage and debris along the waterfront within a 3-hour period in honor of Earth Day. In total, the group gathered 30 bags of garbage along the waterfront.
Southern Oregon Coast Region Celebrates Completion of the Oregon Rural Tourism Studio Program. Coos, Coastal Douglas, and North Curry County Residents Invited to Attend Celebration on April 19, 2017
April 4th, 2017 is Western Hemisphere Ports Day, celebrating the role that Ports throughout the Americas have in job creation and economic prosperity. Led by the American Association of Port Authorities, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is proud to join hundreds of ports in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, to highlight and celebrate the value of Ports.
In honor of Western Hemisphere Ports Day, the Port of Coos Bay invites the local community to help us celebrate through a photo contest!
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.
From the Source
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.
A couple weeks ago, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (OIPCB) and Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) hosted the National American Railcar Operators Association (NARCOA) group on the Coos Bay rail line. NARCOA is a national non-profit organization that is “dedicated to the preservation and safe, legal operation of railroad equipment historically used for maintenance of way.”
Tarheel Aluminum was started in 1989 by Tim Bohem in his garage on Tarheel Lane along Cape Arago Highway. Shortly after, the business grew and relocated to the Charleston Shipyard. In 2000, Ray Cox bought the business when his son, Kyle Cox, was in high school. It was during this time that Kyle learned a lot about the business and slowly over the years has taken the reigns to run Tarheel Aluminum. He became the official owner in July, 2016.
Last year, the Port wrote a feature on Fishermen’s Wharf in our “From the Source” series. This year, we revisit this Charleston Marina icon again with its new owners, Will and Shanda Smith. The Smith’s look forward to carrying on the legacy of Fishermen’s Wharf by continuing to value the food, quality, fishermen, customers and the Charleston community.
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