Harbor Group Meets On 31st to Consider Cruise Ships

Release from the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group :

Benefits of Cruise Ships Making Eureka a Port of Call

EUREKA– Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes, Becky Reese, owner of Cruise Planners, who will speak about the benefits of cruise ships for the local economy and what can be done to make Eureka more desirable as a port of call.

Becky Reese and her husband, Jerry, operate the business Cruise Planners travel from their home. As travel advisors the will help you discover exciting adventures around the world. From cruises to land tours and completely packaged vacations, we specialize in all types of travel and will create an unforgettable vacation just for you

This forum is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30 to 1 p.m. with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Fried chicken will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $12. To RSVP please contact 707-441-1974 or email: Charles.Bean@Yahoo.com   “

Fried chicken! See  you there!

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Harbor Group Meets Wednesday on Community Sustainability Planning.

From their press release:

EUREKA– Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes, Humboldt State University Environmental & Natural Resources Science graduate students Laura Casali and Rob Dumouchel to present the Fishing Community Sustainability Planning (CSP) getting underway in Eureka and Shelter Cove to this month’s No-Host Luncheon. This is a way for fishermen to have a direct impact on the future of the port and their industry. They will layout: what is a CSP, who it will impact, who is involved, who will benefit from it, and how it is being funded.

This forum is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30 to 1 p.m. with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Fried chicken will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $14. To RSVP please contact Charlie Bean at 707-441-1974 or email Charles.bean@Yahoo.com

****************You’ll notice the Cookhouse has raised its prices, only by a dollar for the full lunch but THREE more dollars for the soup/salad routine.  Bet a lot of folks will be packing home chicken wrapped in napkins.  See you at the Cookhouse!

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Harbor Group Hosts March 29 Update on Last Chance Grade

 

Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes Kevin A. Tucker, Caltrans Senior Transportation Planner, to this month’s No- Host Luncheon.  Mr. Tucker will provide an update on the Last Chance Ridge and what currently is being done to stabilize this portion of US Hwy-101. This forum is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30 to 1 p.m. with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.  Chicken Parmesan for $15, soup/salad for $11.  For more information or to RSVP, call 441-1974 or send an email to luncheon@humboldtworkingport.org

That road was built in 1937.  No wonder it needs work!  See you at the Cookhouse!

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EAST-WEST Rail Grant Video and O Those Willow Creek Peaches

The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group presented an overview of Trinity County’s recently obtained grant to study an East-West rail route.  Will this be the study that  finally drives the stake through the vampire’s heart?  I’m all in favor of studies. They’re nonpolluting, for the most part,  and they keep State and County employees off the street. So I say, Study ON!  Study it to death!!  Good training for fledgling Associate Governmental Program Analysts, or whatever they’re called these days.

Anyway, the recent program was a preview of the study.  The only concrete fact that stayed in my mind after the meeting (and I’m still thinking about it) is this: there are NO incorporated cities in Trinity County.  None.

Charlie Bean provided the following  two videos of the presentation.

HERE is Part One.

And HERE is Part Two.  Many thanks, Charlie.

Well, all this talk of Points Eastward coincides with the appearance, however ephemeral , of WILLOW CREEK PEACHES at Murphy’s. They had some last week  that were about the size of tangerines and really ugly,  but God were they good!  Eating-over-the-sink good.  Hopefully they’re be back soon. And all this talk of Willow Creek peaches reminds me of the several happy years I spent as a member of the Eureka Kiwanis. Kiwanis used to have a powwow during the summer hosted by the Willow Creek Club that everyone looked forward to all year. They had a pit bbq, excellent food and everyone had a great time and everyone went home with something.  I came home with a lug of tomatoes so big and ripe I carried them around to the  neighbors that very night.  And I don’t like tomatoes! but these were fantastic.

One year my big shepherd jumped into the river and couldn’t get out because he was so weighed down by his wet fur.  Ben Doane of the HCSO waded in and rescued him.  (Thanks, Ben! I’ve never forgotten that.) I don’t know if Kiwanis still has its Willow Creek barbecue, but go if you’re invited. Hearts are broken and mended, careers are trashed and salvaged and there’s lots of good eating. A lot of the folks I knew from then have  passed but I hope the Willow Creek club is still going strong. Good people.

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HARBOR GROUP MEETS WEDNESDAY! TODAY!!

The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group will have its monthly luncheon Wednesday, July 27, at the Samoa Cookhouse.  The presentation will be by Richard Tippett, who will discuss the Upstate California Rail Connect Feasibility study grant. Fried chicken! Complete lunch for $15 or soup/salad for $11. RSVP to 441-1974 or to luncheon@humboldtworkingport.org

See you there!

 

HARBOR GROUP TO MEET WEDNESDAY JUNE 29- THA to present

The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group is having its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, June 29 at the Cookhouse which will feature a presentation by the Timber Heritage Association. Those are the great folks who bring out the speeder trains on holidays and are working on a round-the-Bay tourist train.  

The flyer for the event is HERE.   Pork steak! See you there!

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Harbor Blues- They’ve Got ‘Em in Portland,Too.

We’re not the only port city longing for more business. This review from the Mail-Tribune, sent in by a Friend of the Blog,  summarizes the West Coast situation. Here are a couple of quotes that I found quite chilling:

From a shipping exec:  “Ports such as Portland don’t generate enough traffic for carriers to justify making calls “.  Really heartening for the Humboldt Bay Harbor situation.  Or how about this,  from the same source:

Zaninelli said officials who don’t understand the industry hire people ill-equipped to run carriers.

“People who don’t know what they’re doing appoint people who don’t know what they’re doing,” he said.

Read the whole article HERE.

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