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Sunset At Santa Cruz Harbor 1
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SANTA CRUZ HARBOR
First constructed in 1964, and expanded in 1973, the harbor provides over 800 permanent slips for recreational, commercial, and research opportunities. Additionally, the harbor provides a launching facility, and secure storage for kayaks, rowing shells, paddleboards and trailerable vessels. For coastal mariners, the harbor is maintained as a year-round harbor of safe refuge coupled with visitor berthing.
Santa Cruz Harbor now has space for approximately 1,000 wet-berthed and 275 dry-stored vessels. Roughly 15% of these vessels are commercial fishing boats, 35% pleasure power boats, and 50% pleasure sailboats. The official name of this harbor is Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor. "Small Craft" is fitting as our average boat size is about 30�. 73% of our current boaters are Santa Cruz County residents. Of the 1,100 persons waiting for slip space, 66% are from Santa Cruz County. Approximately 10,000 visitor-nights are spent each year by boaters using Santa Cruz as a harbor of refuge and the launch ramp is used about 19,000 times per year. There are also about 2,000 local people who crew on boats regularly, and many hundreds of thousands of people who enjoy the harbor's concessions, beaches, and grounds.
There are ten major concessions and over 30 other smaller businesses which operate directly out of the harbor. These businesses employ ap�proxi-mately 800 people. The Port District�s economic generation (direct sales) is approximately $16.8/million per year to Santa Cruz County. There are also many other harbor-related businesses, not located on harbor property, which contribute significantly to the local economy.
Shown in the photo is the Walton Lighthouse (or Santa Cruz Harbor Light). It was built on the West Jetty of Santa Cruz Harbor. The tower houses a modern green optic 54 feet above sea level. The light was dedicated on June 9, 2002. The light received its name from one of its patrons - Charles Walton - who donated $60,000 for the project in memory of his brother Derek of the Merchant Marines.
February 3rd, 2013
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