Friday, December 8, 2017

Kalama Marina Construction

By Karen Robes Meeks

Marina construction at the Port of Kalama is expected to start early next year.

“The floats at the boat launch, fuel dock, and existing guest dock will be replaced along with the main walkway floats in the marina,” said Recreation Administrator Paul Morin. “In addition, there will be utility and gangway/ADA upgrades. The grant from the [Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office] will help offset the costs for renovating the boat launch and existing guest dock.”

New fuel systems and utilities will also be installed, steel will replace the wood pilings. Potable water lines will be replaced, and the water system will be graded for emergency response.

Boat Houses A and B will see power boosted from 30 to 50 amps, while Houses C and I will go from 20 to 30 amps. The south end of the marina will also be ADA accessible. The wailer boards on the outside slips that keep the floats together will be replaced.