Tag Archives: West Coast

Grays Harbor tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain return to port in September

Lady Washington at sunset

Grays Harbor’s two tall ships return to their home port of Aberdeen next month for public tours and sailings before heading to California for their 2014-2015 tour of Golden State ports. Hawaiian Chieftain arrives at Seaport Landing on Sept. 4

Westport Aquarium responds to beached Porpoise calf

Westport Aquarium responds to beached Porpoise calf

Staff at the Westport Aquarium aided a harbor Porpoise calf that became stranded on the beach at the Schaefer Road access in Westport yesterday. Olympia scientists were contacted while Mark and Kathryn Mersell with the Westport Aquarium attempted to get the

Kilmer, Heck Announce National Heritage Site on the West Coast

Foss Waterway Seaport

TACOMA, WA – Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Denny Heck (WA-10) joined local officials to announce a bill to create the first national heritage site on the West Coast. Their legislation would establish a National Maritime Heritage Area in Washington

Motorist calls about erratically driven vehicles pay off big for Washington State Patrol

WSP Emphasis Patrols

The question is often asked, “Do the police actually do anything about motorist calls to law enforcement concerning erratically driven vehicles?” The answer is a big YES.  The Washington State Patrol (WSP) considers this partnership between the motoring public and

Discussion but no action on crude by rail at Aberdeen Council meeting

Port of Grays Harbor ariel view

Any plans to streamline crude oil exports through Grays Harbor are beginning to come off the rails, at a slow and safe speed. The Aberdeen city council last night discussed the potential impacts of crude oil exports, but they did

Pacific Northwest Offshore Wind Energy Project to receive DOE support

Offshore Wind Projects

As a part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced the selection of three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 million each over the next four years to deploy innovative, grid-connected systems in

Imperium Renewables and Westway team up to get paperwork moving on expansion plans

Port of Grays Harbor ariel view

Imperium Renewables and Westway have sent a joint letter today asking the City of Hoquiam and the state Department of Ecology to begin developing environmental impact statements (EIS) on the companies’ terminal expansion projects at the Port of Grays Harbor.

Imperium Renewables and Pacific Coast Canola sign contract for biofuel supply

Imperium

HOQUIAM, Wash. –Imperium Renewables, one of the largest biodiesel manufacturers in the United States, has reached an agreement with Pacific Coast Canola (PCC) to purchaseregionally sourcedcanola oil for biodiesel production. Pacific Coast Canola’s canola crushing plant in Warden, Wash., is

Coalition cheers Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014

Wild Olympics Coalition

QUILCENE, Wash. (Jan. 17) A broad and diverse coalition of Olympic Peninsula community members cheered the introduction today of the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014 by Representative Derek Kilmer and Senator Patty Murray.  The

Brusco Tug & Barge’s Wynema Spirit to enhance safety on Grays Harbor

Brusco Tug & Barge’s tractor tugboat, the Wynema Spirit, assists in docking the Diamond Jubilee at Terminal 3 on Thursday Morning. The Wynema Spirit offers 4,000HP, a fire protection system, a rotating propeller system and 101,000lbs of pushing and pulling capability.

Hoquiam, WA – Brusco Tug & Barge, the ship-assist service provider at the Port of Grays Harbor, docked the Wynema Spirit in Hoquiam this week. The Wynema Spirit is a 78’ x 31’ ship-assist tug featuring twin Detroit Diesel 1,800