Port Townsend’s historic Point Hudson Marina is reopening for boaters on Wednesday, Jan. 25 — weeks ahead of schedule.
Port of Port Townsend executive director Eron Berg said efficient work …
Port Townsend’s historic Point Hudson Marina is re-opening for boaters on Wednesday, Jan. 25, weeks ahead of schedule.
Port of Port Townsend executive director Eron Berg said efficient work by Orion Marine Contractors of Tacoma, with strong support by port staff, made the early completion possible.
“Orion did a great job, and the port’s team did its work, keeping an eye on environmental compliance,” Berg said. “It went as well as we could expect for season one. We’re already planning for the next season.”
Many factors sped up the time table.
Port Engineer Matt Klontz pointed to great weather during the fall and early winter, strong collaboration between Orion and port engineers, and the fact that piling removal and replacement went faster than expected.
“It was a collaborative first season between the port, Orion, the permitting agencies and the consultants to problem-solve and think through next steps,” Klontz said.
The work on the shorter jetty also provided valuable lessons that should make the fall work on the second jetty go better, he said.
For example, Orion has learned how to place rock more efficiently, he said.
While most of Point Hudson will reopen on Jan. 25, one portion of it — the six 70-foot guest moorage finger piers closest to the new jetty and to the RV Park — will remain closed for a few more weeks. That’s where Orion workboats are staged to do finishing touches, such as piling caps.
Transient boaters are also welcome to return, Berg said.
“Come on in,” Berg said. “Have some dinner and some fun in town.”
Boaters can make slip reservations entirely online at portofpt.com.
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