Rising costs force developer to cancel new boat haul-out in Sitka
May 4, 2022
A developer has notified Sitka that high construction costs have caused the partnership to withdraw its proposal to build a new boatyard and haul-out.
Sitka's last haul-out operator, Halibut Point Marine, in March pulled up its last boat after it had converted the area into a cruise ship terminal. The decision by Sitka Community Boatyard to abandon its plans leaves no prospect in sight for a replacement operation in Sitka.
Wrangell's Port and Harbors Department has reported an increase in calls to use the community's Marine Service Center haul-out services after the Sitka business closed do...