Port of Peninsula
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The Port of Peninsula serves the oyster and crab industries, a gillnet fleet, and recreational users. Located on Willapa Bay in the middle Long Beach Peninsula, the Port of Peninsula contains about 90 leased slips. In 2003, the Port of Peninsula completed a Public Boat Launch Ramp that operates seven days a week throughout the year and offers daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly rates. The Port of Peninsula has a sewage pump-out station and is equipped with power and water. The mooring basin is open during the day but locked at night.

The Port of Peninsula has a Brow Hoist Boat Sling that can lift boats of 9.1 meters (30 feet) in and out of the Bay. From Memorial Day through the end of September, the hoist operates seven days a week from 7:30am until 4pm. The rest of the year, the hoist is open from Monday through Friday.

Fifteen Oyster Dredges work from the Port of Peninsula. The Port of Peninsula has Willapa Bay's only fully-approved above-ground commercial fueling facility whose main customers are the Oyster Dredges. The storage tank has capacity for four thousand gallons of marine diesel and two thousand gallons of unleaded gasoline.

The Port of Peninsula has three Dock Floats (the Main Float, Ark Float, and Wiegardt Float). In 1995, the Port of Peninsula added the 111-square-meter (1200-square-foot) net float that supports the gillnet industry. The float can be reconfigured into 61-meter (200-foot) walking floats.

Designed to meet the demands of rapidly increasing tourism, the Port of Peninsula built a modern restroom facility in 2001.

Each year, the Port of Peninsula hosts the Shellfish & Fin-Fish of Willapa Bay festival to benefit local charities. On Memorial Day weekend, shellfish growers and Port of Peninsula and local merchants sponsor the festival where visitors enjoy live music and family events like oyster-shucking contests, a tug-of-war, and many surprises.

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