The long-anticipated reconstructed Sea Lion Docks have finally arrived and have been put in place at Port Dock One on the Bayfront.
Durable floating concrete surfaces have taken the place of wooden ones that never could hold up to the thousand pound weight of some of the pinnipeds that love to lounge and put on a show for delighted tourists as they watch safely from the work dock above.
Sea Lion Dock Foundation board member Bob Ward says the next step will be to construct a tourist viewpoint overlook that will jut out over the water from the main dock structure. It’ll be safer for the tourists and for those who use the dock for servicing fishing boats and for the movement of heavy equipment that occasionally use it.
Ward says they’re still finalizing details on the overlook. He says they’ll have the structure’s support pilings in place by February 15th.