Dredging—the process keeps Kalama’s deep draft port navigable and has provided clean recreational beaches.
It all began in 1914, when the Columbia River in Kalama was deepened.
While Kalama’s fishing and lumber industries thrived at that time, without a large public dock it could not accommodate a visit by big ships.
A light bulb popped as civic leaders began to envision an economic engine in Kalama that could get a piece of that action and improve the lives of the community.
This nugget of inspiration one hundred years ago grew into today’s Port of Kalama.
Happy Centennial, Port of Kalama!