​City Manager Katie Koester, Port and Harbor Director Bryan Hawkins, Boat House crew member Gart Curtis, Homer Foundation Executive Director Joy Steward and Boat House crew members Polly Hess, Miranda Weiss and Denise Pitzman attended the official groundbreaking for the Boat House last week. - Photo provided

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City officials break ground on Boat House

October 3rd 7:33 pm | Tommy Wells Print this article   Email this article  

It is official; a new maritime pavilion is going up on the Homer Spit.

City officials, along with several residents, officially broke ground on the Boat House project last week during a special ceremony. Construction on the new pavilion that is designed to create a sheltered space for visitors in the harbor area will continue through the fall, before being completed in the spring.

"We had to wait for the Spit to clear out a little bit in order to get equipment and a crew in to start construction of the new pavilion," said Miranda Weiss via an email announcing the start of the project.

Concrete work is currently under way. Once the concrete is in place, Weiss said she hopes electrical work will begin. Additionally, she indicated Bay Weld Boats is working on the mast that will cap off the pavilion's maritime design.

"We anticipate the bulk of the work being completed this fall, with some of the final touches happening in the spring," she said.

‚ÄčOnce completed, an opening ceremony will be held, supporters indicated.

Weiss said a special thanks needed to be extended to many supporters who helped make the project happen. Overall, more than 150 individuals and businesses donated funds for the project.

The new pavilion is being constructed on the site of the former harbor office, near Ramp 2.

 

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