PORT OF OLYMPIA COMPLETES IMPROVEMENTS AT SWANTOWN MARINA
August 19, 2009
Bellingham Marine announced the final completion of a $1.4 million renovation at Port of Olympia’s Swantown Marina located in Washington State.
Renovation efforts focused on docks G through L. All wood walers, rub boards, hardware, and deficient weldments (tri-frames, et cetera) were replaced. Supplemental flotation was installed to regain original freeboard, and to level fingers and walkways. Utilities were improved, and selected float modules were resurfaced.
John Thompson, Project Manager for the Port of Olympia, states that “some of the finger docks were raised by a good 4 inches as evidenced by the mud line under the woodwork. The docks haven’t looked this good since they were built.”
“Depending on the condition of the docks, comprehensive repairs can be a cost effective way to delay total replacement,” said Bellingham Marine’s Manager of Project Development, Walt Jackson.
For the Port of Olympia, the repairs mean another decade or two of revenue before plans for replacement will have to be revisited.
Swantown Marina has been providing South Sound boaters with convenient moorage and day use access to Puget Sound since 1983. Owned and operated by the Port of Olympia, the marina currently maintains approximately 700 slips ranging in length from 20 feet to 70 plus feet.
As the world’s leading marina design/build construction company, Bellingham Marine produces Unifloat saltwater systems, Unideck freshwater systems and Unistack dry storage systems for marinas worldwide.
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