Latest Harbors News

AP: WA has 50 dams in 'poor' condition that need repairs

May. 09, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A small earthen dam in Stevens County that was rated the worst in the state in 2016 had a slightly improved condition when it was re-inspected in 2021, according to an analysis released this week by The Associated Press. The Van Stone Pit Lake Dam was the only...

US military drops appeal of Hawaii order to drain fuel tanks

Apr. 23, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday dropped its appeals of a Hawaii order requiring it to remove fuel from a massive military fuel storage facility that leaked petroleum into the Navy's water system at Pearl Harbor last year. Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Defense...

Acadia trails added to National Register of Historic Places

Apr. 15, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The trail network at Maine's Acadia National Park is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service said Thursday the listing recognizes 109 trails that cover 117 miles. The trail network becomes the largest system of...

Senators want a digital 'America the Beautiful' pass

Mar. 28, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Montana want the National Park Service to create a digitized version of a pass that provides access to hundreds of protected sites. Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine and Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana said this month that...

Ga. gov applauds completion of Savannah harbor expansion

Mar. 25, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Calling it a “once in a generation milestone,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday touted completion of a $973 million expansion of the shipping channel linking the Port of Savannah to the Atlantic Ocean as an accomplishment that will deliver a lasting boost to commerce in...

Senators want to know impact of national park attendance

Mar. 20, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Montana want the Biden administration to clarify the impact of more people visiting the country's national parks. Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine and Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana said last week they want to know the...

Savannah harbor deepening finished; dredging began in 2015

Mar. 09, 2022 17:39 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A $973 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel that links Savannah's busy seaport to the ocean has been completed 6 1/2 years after dredging began, the agency overseeing the project said Wednesday. The milestone was announced by the Army Corps...

Pentagon to shut down leaking fuel tank facility in Hawaii

Mar. 07, 2022 21:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department will permanently shut down the Navy's massive fuel tank facility in Hawaii that leaked petroleum into Pearl Harbor's tap water, and will remove all the fuel, the Pentagon said Monday. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said the decision by...

Fuel in water deepens Native Hawaiians' distrust of military

Mar. 03, 2022 15:58 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A well-known adage in Hawaiian, ola i ka wai, means “water is life.” Native Hawaiians revere water in all its forms as the embodiment of one of the Hawaiian pantheon’s four principal gods. The resource is so valuable that to have it in...

Navy tests detect elevated petroleum in Pearl Harbor home

Feb. 28, 2022 16:22 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy said it detected high levels of petroleum in the tap water of a home while preparing Pearl Harbor military housing for the return of families who evacuated when jet fuel poisoned their water. The Navy said testing found a petroleum compound at a level...