Meeting to discuss making Humboldt Bay an international port underway

Samoa, Ca., (KIEM) A meeting to discuss, how some feel, the port of Humboldt Bay is underutilized.

On Wednesday, April 24 the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group will host its monthly luncheon which will explore “why the Port of Coos Bay is an active, working port, and not the Port of Humboldt Bay?”

Last year, the group’s presentations were directed to envisioning the harbor as an international seaport. This year, the programs will focus on learning what can be done—and what is being done—to make it happen.

According to the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group, the Port of Coos Bay is an international port and every year, more than 1.5 million tons of cargo move through the coos bay harbor and over 10,000 tons of seafood are landed at the harbor’s marina.

The harbor working group said that is not the scenario for the Port of Humboldt Bay, which has conditions very similar to Coos Bay.

The luncheon will be held at the Samoa Cookhouse Wednesday, April 24. The presentation starts around 12:30 PM. Residents who would like to attend is asked to RSVP at 707-441-1974 or charles.bean@yahoo.com.