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South Basin Maintenance Project

The Port of Skagit is undertaking necessary maintenance work throughout the south basin of the La Conner Marina during the fall and winter of 2014-15.

The project involves replacement or repair of structural columns that have been damaged or deteriorated throughout the years. We also will be performing maintenance on electrical outlets and the upland electrical connection to C and D docks.

During this maintenance work it will be necessary to interrupt the electrical service occasionally, and it may become necessary to access occupied slips. If access to slips becomes necessary, the port arrange for the temporary relocation of these vessels.

We will try to minimize the impacts, and we will provide further notice of electrical outages and potential vessel movements as they are identified.

The Port will continue to communicate with moorage tenants as we approach the start of the work and as the work is performed. Updates will be posted on this page as the project progresses.

Project Update: May 7, 2015

A power outage is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, that will affect the South Basin docks and facilities.

Project Update: March 12, 2015

The Port’s contractor for the South Basin Maintenance Project has had a delay in the delivery of their material to the site. Because of that, the previously provided Boat Movement plan has been rescheduled to start on March 17. We apologize for the delay.

As previously noted, boat owners have the option to move their vessels themselves or we will arrange the movement. There is also an option, at your expense, to hire a company to move your vessel for you. La Conner Maritime has been contacted regarding this, and if you are interested in their services please contact them 360-466-3632.

All dates are approximate and subject to change depending on weather or other unforeseen issues that may arise.

Project Update: March 4, 2015

The Port’s contractor for the South Basin Maintenance Project, Seven Sisters Inc., will be performing the following electrical outages starting next week:

B Dock, Monday, March 9; maintenance on Substations B1 & B2

C Dock, Tuesday, March 10; maintenance on Substations C1 & C2

D Dock, Wednesday, March 11; maintenance on Substations D1 & D2

A & B docks, Friday, March 12; distribution panel maintenance for A & B docks

C & D docks, Monday, March 16; distribution panel maintenance for C & D docks

A, B, C and D docks, Tuesday, March 17; this will be a Puget Sound Energy outage of approximately six hours for all docks.

Unless otherwise noted, the contractor has anticipated the substation maintenance outages for two hours per substation.

The structural portion of this project is anticipated to continue next week starting on B Dock and working west to C Dock and then D Dock. As previously noted, during the structural work we may need to relocate your vessel temporarily as a proactive protective measure.

To see the boat movement plan, click HERE. It shows the dates to have the slip vacated. The other number shown on the map is the contractor’s estimated time to be spent at that location.

We would like to start moving vessels in the morning on Monday, March 9. You have the option to move your vessel yourself or we will arrange the safe movement. There is also an option, at your expense, to hire a company to move your vessel for you. La Conner Maritime has been contacted regarding this, and if you are interested in their services please contact them 360-466-3632.

All dates are approximate and subject to change depending on weather or other unforeseen issues that may arise.

Project Update: Feb. 19, 2015

As part of our continued communication on the La Conner Marina South Basin maintenance work, please see the following project updates:

1. The port’s contractor, Seven Sisters Inc., has informed us they will begin performing the electrical work starting the week of February 23.

The electrical work will require some short power outages. We will communicate these outages as soon as we know the actual dates and times. We will do everything we can to minimize disruptions. There also will be some brief rerouting of the parking lot traffic to accommodate electrical trenching.

2. The structural portion of this project has experienced some minor delays as our Engineer reviewed and determined a few necessary changes to the original plan.  We anticipate having the structural contractor back to work in the next few weeks after we complete our negotiations on the changes.

During the structural work we may need to relocate your vessel temporarily as a proactive protective measure. We will notify you in advance in the event that your vessel should need to be moved during this work. You will have the option to move it yourself or we will arrange for movement. Not every vessel will need to be moved.  Stay tuned for further information to come on this.

As always, dates are approximate and subject to change depending on weather or other unforeseen issues that may arise.

Project Update: Jan. 8, 2015

The Port of Skagit has awarded a contract for additional structural and electrical improvements on the South Basin project to a local contractor, Seven Sisters Inc. of Sedro-Woolley. Seven Sisters will be performing the electrical work and a subcontractor, Tiger Construction, will be completing the structural elements.

The Contractor plans to begin mobilization efforts on the site beginning Monday, Jan. 12.  Here is a schedule that indicates the following activity timelines:

  • Gusset replacement repairs to all docks,  Jan.13-Feb. 13
  • B-Dock Joist repairs, Feb. 11-13
  • C-Dock structural Column Replacements, Feb. 13-20
  • D-Dock structural Column Replacements, Feb. 22-March 13

During the structural work we may need to temporarily relocate your vessel as a proactive protective measure.  Our Contractor will be supplying us a detailed work plan, which we will use to notify owners when we anticipate their boats may need to be moved. Owners will have the option to move their boats, or we will arrange for movement. Not every vessel will need to be moved. 

The electrical work will take place approximately Feb. 2-24. During the electrical work we will need to conduct some short power outages. We will communicate these outages as soon as we know the actual dates and times. We will do everything we can to minimize the disruptions.  There also will be some brief rerouting of the parking lot traffic to accommodate the trenching.

 All dates are approximate and subject to change depending on weather or other unforeseen issues that may arise.

Project Update: Nov. 6, 2014

The Port of Skagit’s maintenance crew has completed the receptacle replacement work on the power pedestals in the south basin. This means the power outages have been completed for now. The team continues to work on painting the power pedestal boxes.

Our crew also has replaced a significant number of cleats and will be continuing on this effort over the next month or so.

We will be going out to bid on Monday, Nov. 10, to bring on a contractor for additional structural and electrical items we need to complete. It is anticipated that the contractor will begin work at the end of December or beginning of January.  They will be completing structural repairs to columns that have been damaged over the years. We anticipate that our contractor will also be completing a new electrical connection for the C and D docks.

Project Update: Oct. 20, 2014

The Port of Skagit is starting maintenance work today on power pedestals throughout the south basin of the La Conner Marina. The first step will be replacing electrical receptacles that are in poor condition.  We also replace outlet covers that are in poor condition and update the paint on many of the electrical boxes.

Our team will be starting on D dock and progressing as follows:

  • D Dock: Monday and Tuesday, October 20 -21
  • C Dock: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 21 -22
  • B Dock: Wednesday and Thursday, October 22-23
  • A Dock: Thursday and Friday, October 23-24

During this maintenance work it will be necessary to interrupt the electrical service occasionally.  It is anticipated that each slip will have an outage of less than 1 hour. 

Please let us know if you have any special electrical situations that an outage on your slip will impact.

You may have also noticed that our crew is out there working on replacing cleats that have seen better days.  This will be continued over the next few months, so if you know of cleats in need of replacing, let us know and we will be getting around to yours in the near future.