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Ports Fight for Life and Dredging

by Kevin Heimbgner
Chinook Observer, April 16, 2013

Small ports face loss of deep-water access as feds hog harbor taxes

PENINSULA -- A port without access to open water is about as useful as a fast-food restaurant on Mars. With the federal government now reneging on long-term understandings, south Pacific County port officials are paddling hard to keep our channels open.

It hasn't yet come to using three-pound coffee cans to personally scoop out excess sand, but port managers are certainly scooping up as much political support as they can. Without prompt intervention, they fear smaller Pacific Northwest harbors will become functionally landlocked behind shifting barriers of sediment.

Kevin Heimbgner
Ports Fight for Life and Dredging
Chinook Observer, April 16, 2013

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