They’re not quite finished building it, but they’re getting closer. That’s what Port of Toledo Manager Bud Shoemake told News Lincoln County this week as they look forward to fully completing the Toledo Waterfront Park by summer’s end.
Shoemake says the restrooms and performance buildings are pretty much done. “There’s some landscaping work still left to do, along with getting the new transient docks installed and a number of artistic scultures to erect and secure,” said Shoemake, “but other than that we’re just about finished with the construction. Ran us a little over $200,000 for the whole thing only because we provided most of the labor from regular port personnel.”
Shoemake also reports that the port expects to have a new business plan for the Sturgeon Bend Boat Yard sometime in late summer/early fall that would move plans forward to buy a large travel-lift to enable the boat yard to handle much larger boats. With the new lift Shoemake says the Sturgeon Bend boatyard will be able to handle 95% of all fishing boats that port in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California. So their service reach will be greatly extended.
Shoemake says they’re also trying to help the Siletz community to improve boat launching capabilities at Mill and Illehee Parks.