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Port of HR Looks At New Dock System For Nichols Basin

The Port of Hood River is considering ways to make the dock system in the Nichols Basin safer and more efficient.  Currently the dock is comprised of two separate floats purchased by the Port when Maritime Industries declared bankruptcy in 2012.  Port Executive Director Michael McElwee says the basin is heavily used in the summer, and this project entails a longer, wider, and safer ramp with a stronger attachment to the seawall.  The Port has budgeted $60,000 for the project in the current fiscal year’s budget, and McElwee says early quotes they have received have been well below that figure.