The latest updates and stories from the Port of Coos Bay.
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.
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!
From the Source
With more than 600 acres of tide lands, Clausen Oysters is the largest oyster farm in all of Oregon. Lilli and Max Clausen started the farm in the 1980s and in January of this year, sold it to four new owners from Southern California who she met through the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association (PCSGA). Port staff met with two of the owners, Norm Abell and Rebecca Richards who run the day-to-day operations of the oyster farm.
Chuck’s seafood has been a staple in the community for the past 70 years.
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