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July 2013

Current Topics in Marine Foundation Technologies

The Marine Foundations Committee of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) will hold a 1-1/2-day seminar from 1 to 2 August at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. The “Current Topics in Marine Foundation Technologies” seminar will examine coastal and overwater roadways, seawalls and flood protection projects, renewable energy projects, modern caisson construction of large foundations, modern uses and trends for submerged tunnels, anchoring and restraining large floating structures, and noise mitigation and measurement for marine pile driving.

Celebrating the 17th Street Dock in Astoria

The newly dedicated 17th Street Dock is home to two USCG cutters, the Steadfast and the Alert.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of the 17th Street Dock on 20 June 2013 celebrated the long-term relationship between the City of Astoria and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), as well as Astoria’s placement in maritime history. Completed in less than a year, the 17th Street Dock is a multipurpose dock that is home to two 210-foot-long USCG medium-endurance cutters, the Steadfast and the Alert; the historic Lightship Columbia, an exhibit that is part of the adjacent Columbia River Maritime Museum; and sternwheeler-type Columbia River tour boats and small pleasure craft.