Gangway: Humboldt Harbor District to Talk Cruises on the North Coast

Eureka, Ca., (KIEM)- “It’s been more than a decade,” Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District Board of Director’s President Richard Marks explained, “Since there’ve been cruise ships in Eureka.”

That may soon change. Commissioners will be discussing the installation of a gangway. Providing the infrastructure necessary to draw five cruise ships to the North Coast.

“We’re going to be talking the logistics of that. About who is going to have the authority to do what, because it’s going to take a multi-agency effort to actually pull off the cruise ships coming in.” Marks explains.

So, what can we expect from the meeting this Thursday at Woodley Island Marina? District staff recommend the new executive director, Larry Oetker, be authorized to use up to $15,000 in commission funds to co-fund the acquisition of a gangway for cruise ships along with the City of Eureka and County.

The proposed construction site: Schneider Dock in Eureka.

View the full agenda for this week’s Humboldt Bay Harbor Conservation and Recreation District Board of Commissioner’s meeting here: