The Alaskan city of Sitka, famed for its appealing Russian heritage and eco-sites, is getting a new dock to accommodate large cruise ships of up to about 1,000 feet in length. Small cruise ships can already docked downtown, but larger vessels must use tenders to take passengers ashore.
Halibut Point Marine Services, a local Sitka firm, says it's secured all permits including one from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It's building the private dock in front of its property on Halibut Point Road.
The dock will include a main concrete float that will have a vehicle access ramp connected to shore; smaller floats will also be built. Cost of the project has not been disclosed.
Apparently, the firm doesn't have any cruise line commitments as yet.