Crescent City Marina Reconstruction

Project Type

Crescent City, CA
United States

Date Completed
January 2013

The marina consists of 230 slips plus side-tie space. The marina caters primarily to the fishing industry of Northern California and provides moorage for boats 30' to 70" in length.

Unique Facts: The newly constructed marina is the United States' only "tsunami-resistant" marina.

After the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami event in Japan, Bellingham Marine Industries was hired to manufacture the docks and construct a new marina in Crescent City Harbor, CA.  The 400’ long H-dock, which sits closed to the entrance, features 39’ x 16’ modules with a 1’ gap between modules.  Each module is approximately 7’ tall and weight 160,000 Lbs.  These docks are some of the largest and strongest in the world for this type of application.  Because of their size, Bellingham Marine had to cast these onsite on a synchro lift platform.  The interior docks are also built with tsunami events in mind.  The system’s strength is attributed to the massive concrete modules which make up the dock system and from the stout pile design.

Marina floats were constructed in Washington State by Bellingham Marine Industries using Ferndale Ready Mix & Gravel as a material supplier. Onsite construction was led by Bellingham Marine Industries and Lehigh Cement SW was an integral part in supplying materials for onsite construction needs.