Aja Vickers, Port of Toledo, OR
Shipyards, Maintenance & Support
The Port of Toledo is located in the City of Toledo, at a bend on the Yaquina River, approximately seven miles east of Newport and approximately 130 miles southwest of Portland. The Port is linked to Newport by the Yaquina River, 9 river miles away. The Port of Toledo encompasses 443 square miles, including the cities of Toledo and Siletz, as well as a large area of unincorporated Lincoln County. Within the district the Port owns and operates a boatyard, commercial and light industrial properties, and recreational facilities.
Toledo has historically been a transportation hub in Lincoln County, where highways railroad, and waterway modes of transportation intersect. The Port of Toledo Boatyard is the terminus of the Portland & Western Railroad’s link from Albany. These facilities provide significant benefits to the ocean research industry as supplies and equipment can be transported across country by rail, and loaded onto a vessel or launched at the boatyard.
Current expansion at the boatyard provides key infrastructure for essential services to the region’s significant commercial and scientific fleets and provides critical infrastructure to ensure adequate maintenance of the regional fishing fleet. The new 660 ton lift increases haul out capabilities and an environmental work building will provide an enclosed, non- weather dependent work space. The building will be designed to meet or exceed all EPA and DEQ environmental regulations. Filtration and ventilation systems to contain sandblast sediment and painting contaminants will improve the environmental safety of the facility and its surrounding environment. A state-of–the-art collection system will be installed to recycle used sandblast. The Port’s boatyard is operated as an open yard which provides workspace for outside marine vendors, with the expanded infrastructure providing the platform for growth of those small businesses, and creating quality jobs in an economically distressed community.