May 2, 2012
BAYLAND MARINA REOPENS AFTER BEING CLOSED FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS
Destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008, Bayland Marina,
located outside of Houston, Texas in the Upper
Galveston Bay, celebrated its grand reopening
on April 5th with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The city Mayor, his staff and other prominent
local civic leaders were present along with
tenants of the marina and some of the contractors
who worked on the project.
The celebration was kicked off with speeches
giving special thanks to the individuals and
companies involved in the rebuild process.
One of the highlights of the celebration was a
flag raising ceremony conducted by the Sea Scouts
and their talented Bugle Corps.
"People in Baytown had waited three and a half long
years for this day," said Parks and Recreation Director,
Scott Johnson. Bayland is the only marina in the area,
so when the marina was destroyed, local boaters had to move
their boats to locations outside Baytown.
"There were a lot of happy faces at the grand opening,"
remarked Andrew Gibb, Manager of Project Development for
Bellingham Marine. "The feedback from the City has been
wonderful and the boaters are elated to be back home."
The new marina features floating concrete docks
from Bellingham Marine designed to withstand an
18’ storm surge. High 20" freeboard, storm surge
protection, upgraded power and full utilities
services at the slip are just a few of the
features of Bayland’s new facility.
As the world's leading marina design-build
construction company, Bellingham Marine produces
Unifloat® concrete floating dock systems as well
as timber and metal frame systems. The company
also produces Unistack® dry stack systems for marinas worldwide.
Contact: Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227; www.bellingham-marine.com.