The largest cruise ship to navigate the Northwest Passage stopped in Nome on Sunday. But onboard, all attention was focused on the days to come.
A deadman anchor and a holding tank for bilgewater are among the projects being discussed.
The Nome Port Commission will meet Thursday night to hear final updates on the Arctic Chinook training exercise.
The Crystal Serenity will bring around 1,000 passengers to Nome’s shore. “If everything falls into place like it’s supposed to, it’ll be a good day,” says Robin Johnson of Nome Discovery Tours.
The Port Commission is focused on ongoing engineering projects this summer, including Snake River dredging and the development of the Thornbush Subdivision.
The Port Commission meets at City Hall on Thursday night to discuss bids to repair the Cape Nome Jetty and to hear updates on the Arctic Chinook drill.
The City Council will hold its first reading of the port proposal on Monday and finalize the budget by June 13.
At a work session Thursday night, City Finance Director Julie Liew said port revenue is expected to increase by more than 12 percent next year.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski addressed more than port development last week. One of the biggest topics was Unalakleet’s water crisis.
The senator’s visit will be her first trip to Nome in almost four years. Nome Mayor Richard Beneville will lead her tour, which will include stops at Nome-Beltz, the port, and Airport Pizza.