The long awaited expansion of the Alsea Bay Marina and Boat Ramp in Waldport is finally underway. The long awaited project got off to a slow start in order to accommodate last season’s salmon runs and crabbing off of “A Dock.” But as you can see in the photographs provided by local photographer Roy Lowe, the disassembling of the old facilities is well underway.
The old docks were pretty well beat-up and weathered necessitating the $2.7 Million dollar investment by the Port of Alsea to take marina facilities to a whole new level. The good news is that the old single boat ramp will be converted into a brand new double boat ramp to speed up boat launches – especially during the Spring, Summer and Fall for fishermen heading out the jaws as well as upstream.
The upgraded marina will have a combination of head-in slips and side ties. The new marina will extend another 40 feet to add 20 more boat parking spaces. They’ll add a new floating dock dedicated to crabbing and kayaking, and they’ll expand the number of parking spaces to accommodate the boating public.
The Port of Alsea indicated that everything should be installed and ready for use sometime in April.