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Manchester dock swap goes smoothly

Manchester dock swap goes smoothly

by Tim Flanagan on February 5, 2012

Chris Henry has the story in the Kitsap Sun:

Roeun Chin with Marine Floats of Tacoma works on the new Manchester dock on Friday.
(LARRY STEAGALL/ KITSAP SUN)

[Roeun Chin with Marine Floats of Tacoma works on the new Manchester dock on Friday. (LARRY STEAGALL/ KITSAP SUN photo)]

MANCHESTER — Replacement of the south dock on the Manchester waterfront went off Friday without a hitch and in jig time.

Marine Floats of Tacoma, the company contracted for the job, hauled the new dock by tug to Manchester on Thursday night and tied it up to the Port of Manchester’s north dock. The 220-foot structure was manufactured at their Tacoma facility.

Crews made the swap early Friday morning and spent the rest of the day attaching the new dock to pilings. The old dock was hauled away and will be dismantled, said David Wilkie, job supervisor.

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