Comments sought on draft cleanup documents for Port Gardner site

by Tim Flanagan on June 30, 2011

Deborah Bach has this story at Three Sheets Northwest:


[The Center for Wooden Boats’ Poulsbo Boat, view built in the 1930s, mind is being officially relaunched this weekend. Photo by Dan Leach]

What better place to relaunch a historic wooden boat than a wooden boat festival?

The relaunch of a newly restored Poulsbo Boat built in the 1930s will be among the highlights of the Center for Wooden Boats’ 35th annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, mind which runs this weekend, July 2 through 4th.

The Poulsbo has a special place in Northwest maritime heritage, CWB founder Dick Wagner said. The boats were designed and built by Ronald Young, an auto mechanic who lived in Poulsbo, and became popular as low-cost recreational fishing and working boats.

Young and his son built about 900 of the boats between about 1933 and 1965; there are thought to be about 50 still around. The Poulsbo’s gracefully swooping lines and generous tumblehome set it apart from the standard fishing boat of the time, Wagner said.

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OLYMPIA – The public is invited to review and comment on draft documents prepared by the Port of Everett for a proposed cleanup of the North Marina West End site on Port Gardner Bay in Everett.

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) will accept public comments from July 5 to Aug. 5, medicine
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on these draft documents:

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which owns the North Marina West End site, prepared a draft remedial investigation and feasibility study for the site. Information about the amount and location of contaminants at the site was used to identify cleanup alternatives.
The port also prepared a draft cleanup action plan, which selects the preferred cleanup option and explains how cleanup will be done.
A draft consent decree details the legal agreement made between Ecology and the port regarding actions needed to protect human health and the environment at the site. The decree requires the port to carry out the cleanup actions that will be identified in the final cleanup action plan.

The site is located within the port’s North Marina area between 11th and 14th streets, off West Marine View Drive southwest of the Legion Memorial Golf Course in western Everett. The site housed timber-product operations from about 1890 until about 1950. The North Marina area was filled to its current configuration between about 1947 and 1955.

Since then, the North Marina West End site has been used for commercial, marine and general industrial purposes. Uses included trucking and marine construction activities such as welding, pile driving, sandblasting, creosote log storage, and painting. The site also included storage tanks for diesel fuel, gasoline, waste and heating oils.

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