Marina starts work on storm repairs

Published on Thu, Jan 9, 2003
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Marina starts work on storm repairs

The Semiahmoo Marina breakwater is being stabilized after it failed to hold in a Christmas storm.

“There was some new construction and it failed. We don’t know why,” said acting marina manager Jan Frasier. Frasier said she was not willing to give an estimate of the extent of the damage or the cost of repairs.

Crews from Bellingham Marine Industries are on site now to reinforce the breakwater. “They’re going to put something in there to replace the breakwater and work on it in sections this summer,” Frasier said. She added her understanding was that 1,200 feet of barges would provide temporary protection from high waves for boats moored at the marina.
Some tenants of the marina have reported cleats pulled from docks and four-foot swells inside the marina.

According to Frasier, the failure of the breakwater has not led to significantly more damage to boats than in other winters. “There’s always damage to vessels in the marina,” she said. “Not especially from that but from wind and then not being tied up properly.” ..
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