One of Kodiak’s harbors is
currently receiving upgrades, and they could be done by as early as next
summer. Mary Donaldson has this update on the construction currently being done
in Saint Herman Harbor.
Construction work going on in Saint
Herman Harbor is ahead of schedule says Lon White, the deputy harbormaster. He
says the upgrades include replacing the “M” and “P” floats in the harbor.
(White 1&2 :38s “…ahead
original date for completion of the work was scheduled for the end of
The docks can currently house
larger boats in Kodiak’s fleet, but the upgrades will make the new floats more
accommodating for them.
(White 3 :23s “…classes of vessel.”)
He says the upgrades are important
because the Port
of Kodiak has always been
an important hub for fishing vessels, and now with the high price of fuel, it
will be even more attractive to cost-conscience boat owners.
(White 4 :35s “…reason to stay”)
Along with the new floats, White
says the other amenities planned for the harbor on Near Island are also on
schedule. The 600-ton travel lift for the large boats should be completed by
April, and construction of the adjacent ship yard should be completed shortly
afterwards. He says the upgrades will bring more money and business into town.
(White 5 :24s “…the Alaskan fishing fleet.”)
Bidding is currently open for the ship
yard work and will close sometime next week. A fully operational ship yard with
haul-out capabilities are estimated to be done by as early as next summer.
I’m Mary Donaldson.