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Ketchikan Yacht Club (KYC)
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Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Roger Maynard

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Maintenance | Safety | Tourism

Thomas Basin Remodel Starts

IMG_3223Yacht Club users still in town will have noticed a big change in access to the float 2 location and the KYC clubhouse. This week has marked the start of the much needed rebuild of the Thomas Basin bulkhead and wall behind the Salvation Army building, starting at the ramp leading to Float 2 and the KYC floats and clubhouse. The project has several components, the first of which was evident today, as the bus shelter and bathroom’s have been removed to storage, fencing put up, and access to the float from the parking lot shut down. Piling will be pulled, the ramp is to be removed, replaced and relocated, as well as new electric, phone and sewer & water utility service installed.

The main reason for the entire rebuild was the collapse of the bulkhead immediately adjacent and upland of the KYC clubhouse, and running SE towards the other access ramp at the Potlatch.

IMG_3224The upland portions of the project will result in a re-alignment of the parking lot, additional sections of the walking boardwalk as a continuation of the existing portion which stopped at the ramp head, new riprap placement and complete new facing.

A marine based crane owned by Pool Engineering was placed at the dockage between float 2 and 7 to assist in ramp lifts, pile driving, and other heavy work.
New “No Parking” signs indicate that the project is expected to be completed by May, but no parking until then, making access to the KYC clubhouse difficult and only through the ramp located by the Potlatch Bar.

Electrical service to float 2 was cutoff for about 2 hours as electricians removed old service and installed a temporary service, as well as installing temporary phone service until the project is completed.

IMG_3228More pictures as this project develops.












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