City of Chignik Boat Harbor Boat Haul Out

Chignik Boat Harbor
Lake and Peninsula Borough.

The Lake and Peninsula Borough was incorporated in 1989. It has an area of 32,922 square miles, of which 23,652 square miles is land and 9,270 square miles is water. Its land area is larger than that of San Bernardino County, California, the largest county in the contiguous Lower 48 states, and almost as large as the state of West Virginia.

The Lake and Peninsula Borough contains seventeen communities that are located within three distinct areas of the region:  The Lakes Area, the Upper Peninsula Area, and the Chignik Area.  See attached A Map of Lake and Peninsula Borough.

  

Background.

 The City of Chignik is located on the Pacific side of the Alaska Peninsula along the Kodiak/Aleutians route of the Alaska Marine Highway system.  It is situated in Anchorage Bay, which is a small deep-water inlet surrounded by high mountains.     Chignik serves as a hub for nearby villages and is the only port of call between the major island fishing ports of Sand Point (150 southwest) and Kodiak (250 miles northeast). 

 The Chgnik area is composed for four villages (Chignik Lake, Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Bay and Perryville.  It is home to local salmon, crab and cod fishing fleet.  Chignik Bay is located in Anchorage Bay, which is a small deep-water inlet surrounded by high mountains.     Chignik serves as a hub for nearby villages and is the only port of call between the major island fishing ports of Sand Point (150 southwest) and Kodiak (250 miles northeast).  It is second oldest commercial community in Alaska.

 Over the last several years, the City of Chignik and the Lake and Peninsula Borough have invested over $3 million for the creation of a local boat harbor and additional $3.5 million for new public dock.  See attached B photos. A critical and final component of the boat harbor infrastructure is a boat haul out and travel lift facility.   The city acquired two 40-ton travel lifts from the local seafood company-Trident Seafoods.   One will be used for parts and the other will be used to haul boats.

 The availability of a new boat haul out and travel is essential to creating an on-shore support system for the local and regional fleet. This means the creation of local high skill jobs in the community.  It means a more economically efficient local fleet and more stable local community.

 

 Boat Harbor Cost including Boat Haul-Out Facility

 *$25 million+- Boat Harbor Infrastructure-break water, turn basin and entrance channel and inner Boat Harbor Infrastructure
$20.75 million State and Federal Fund
*$2.25 million City of Chignik and Lake and Peninsula Borough breakwater development
*$2 million City of Chignik and Lake and Peninsula Borough+-Inner Boat Harbor Infrastructure.

*$4.5 million in Lake and Peninsula Borough and City of Chignik funds

Boat Haul-Out Facility Project cost request $3.12 million See Sheet I - Project Cost Estimate.

 Description

 The project will be located in the Chignik Boat Harbor in the lower right corner of drawing page 4-final design portions of the boat harbor for the haul-out project. See Sheet II - Final design portions of the boat harbor for the haul-out project

All required permits have been approved.  See sheet III- Permits for construction of the boat harbor project 

Attachments

 Attached please find the:

  1. Map of Lake and Peninsula
  2. Photos 
    1. Photos of boat harbor
    2. Photos of dock
  1. Project Cost Estimate
  2. Final design portions of the boat harbor for the haul-out project
  3. Permits for construction of the boat harbor project