The Thelma C fishing vessel exhibit is nearing fruition.
The historic salmon seiner was recently renovated and plans to permanently
install it near Oscar’s Dock on the spit are underway. Toby Sullivan is the
Executive Director of the Kodiak
and spoke to the Kodiak City Council during a work session on Tuesday night. He
said the design and plans for the exhibit are done and now the details of
location and parking need to be worked out.
-- (Thelma C 1 :34 “The
question of parking for a ...mooring in the harbor.”)
boat will be placed by the water’s edge, slightly below the pavement on the
spit. Sullivan said this will allow the deck of the vessel to be accessible
from ground level, and a ramp will be built for viewers to see below the vessel
and the actual size of it out of water. Sullivan said this placement design
might require the exhibit to run into the water, which means the Army Corps of
Engineers will most likely be involved.
-- (Thelma C 2 :23 “We
do have some questions about... and that’s shortly.”)
Manager Aimee Kniazowski
said the city will have to know what the Army Corps of Engineers says before
approving any lease for the exhibit.
-- (Thelma C 3 :32 “It
does look like it’s not in the … add cost to the project.”)
said the project received $298,000 through a legislative grant, which will
cover the first part of the exhibit’s construction.
-- (Thelma C 4 :39 “For
that amount of money we’ve … it in, or trailer it out.”)
of the condition for the legislative grant is a 20 year lease from the city for
the property where the exhibit will be placed. Before any lease is approved it
will have to be presented to the council in the form of an ordinance and passed
twice along with undergoing a public hearing.