Bayfront business owner Stan Pickens and historian Bob Ward signed on the dotted line with the Port of Newport this week, vowing that once the new Sea Lion Docks project is completed, ownership will be turned over to the port while the Sea Lion Docks Foundation will completely take over maintenance. No cost to the port.
Foundation member Bob Ward said the project has become more costly than first envisioned so the final stage of the project – the viewing area overlook – will take more time than expected to complete, but that it should be up and ready for use by the end of the year. But of course, that will be somewhat dependent of further donations from the community to the foundation. Ward says they’re about $45,000 short of being able to complete the viewing overlook.
Those who would like to donate what they can to the effort can do so through the Sea Lion Docks Foundation at NewportSeaLionDocks.com Docks is plural. NewportSeaLionDocks.com and just follow the donation instructions.