Port of Toledo (Oregon)
|Port of Toledo|
|Opened||May 21, 1910|
|Size||443 sq mi (1,150 km2)|
The Port of Toledo is the port authority for Toledo, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Its headquarters are 7 miles (11 km) inland from the Oregon Coast on Depot Slough, near the Yaquina River. The port was founded in 1910 after the passing of a new state law, at a time when many U.S. port authorities were founded.
The port provides commercial moorages, ship repair facilities, and industrial space.
Recreational facilities include recreational moorage, launch facilities, and a non-motorized paddle park and launch area that is used by kayakers, canoeists and bird watchers. The port sponsors an annual wooden boat show on the third weekend in August.
The port's only shipyard was shut down in November 2008 after its private owner abandoned the operation. In June 2010, the port was planning to purchase that shipyard, in hopes of capturing the ship maintenance business of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) homeport in Newport, which is downriver from Toledo.
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- "Port of Toledo Commissioners". Port of Toledo. 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
- "City of Toledo". Retrieved November 24, 2010.
- "Port of Toledo History Ready for Sale". Yaquina Wavelength. August 17, 2010. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
- Ross, Winston (June 23, 2010). "NOAA ships boost Oregon coast town spirits, economy". Ashland Daily Tidings. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
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- The Port of Toledo, Oregon: 1910-2010 by James H. Hitchman
- History: Port of Toledo by Elmer R. Price
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