Dredging Underway For 1st Time in Years

PORT ORFORD, Ore. — The day’s catch was hoisted up for one Port Orford fisherman, who beat the high tide rush that has become the norm at the port of Port Orford. The port hasn’t received its needed annual dredging since federal funding stopped in 2010, leaving high tide the only time the dozens of … Continue reading »

Ancient Tree Clones Planted

PORT ORFORD, Ore. — The Southern Oregon coast will be welcoming some old friends on Tuesday. Michigan scientists have successfully cloned the world’s largest redwoods and giant sequoias, and will begin planting the clones near Port Orford. The original trees came from Northern California, some were cut down more than a century ago. According to … Continue reading »

Port Orford Tsunami Clean-Out Continues

PORT ORFORD, Ore. – The harbormaster at Port Orford says fishing fleet operators are planning to take harbor clean-up into their own hands. Heavy silting from last year’s Japanese tsunami is clogging the boat basin and there’s not federal funding for dredging. So, boat operators plan to line up near the mouth of the harbor … Continue reading »