Cordova Harbor Construction Update: Vessel Relocation
August 17, 2023
The South Harbor reconstruction project is on track to begin soon. Due to the complexity of reducing 711 total slips to only the 250 slips located in the North Harbor, City of Cordova must develop procedures for determining which vessel owners will have access to those slips and what accommodations, if any, the City can provide vessel owners who are currently mooring in the Harbor or are seeking moorage in the Harbor during the South Harbor Construction period, which is now scheduled from October 6, 2023 through April 30, 2024.
City understands that September is an important month for many vessel operators and, regardless of construction, many still need regular and efficient access to their boats. To help out mariners during this time, City has renegotiated its contract with the builders and to delay construction and vessel movements initially scheduled to start on September 15, 2023 to Friday October 6th. This now means that the entire harbor complex-North and South has until October 6th to move their vessels to their assigned alternative space. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we go through this process.
City completed the quantity and needs assessment of the South Harbor and developed a plan, prioritization list and assignments to relocate vessels into the North Harbor and Shipyard. City has determined that reconfiguring all of A float and the east side of B float in the North Harbor will create needed moorage for larger vessels displaced by the South Harbor closure. Since most of the vessels moored on A and B floats can be moved on a trailer, City is asking those stall owners to remove their vessels.
City will provide free parking for vessels on trailers during the scheduled construction period of October 6th, 2023, until late April 2024. If you are on A or B float operating a business or have other specific needs through the construction period and must stay in the water, please contact the Harbor Master’s Office and let them know. City will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
For questions please contact:
Harbormaster’s office at 907-424-6279
Special Projects Director, Collin Bronson at: firstname.lastname@example.org