Weldcraft Steel & Marine

Weldcraft Steel & Marine (2004)
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The Weldcraft Steel & Marine cleanup site is currently awaiting funding to proceed with the next steps to cleanup the site.

An environmental study of the site, called a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS) Report, was completed in 2015. That report detailed the investigations at the site, and included cleanup alternatives.

Weldcraft work yard (2014)
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The Weldcraft Steel & Marine cleanup site is located at 2652 Harbor Loop Drive, adjacent to Squalicum Harbor on the Bellingham Bay waterfront, and is about 2.5 acres (1.9 in the water and .06 on land). The property is sometimes referred to as the Gate 2 Boatyard.

The site began as Weldcraft Steel Works in 1946, and has been used since then primarily for boat repair, maintenance, and fabrication work. Property within the site is owned by the Port of Bellingham and is currently occupied by the port's tenant, Seaview Boatyard North. Seaview is not the source of contamination at the site.

Environmental assessments to date have found contaminants in soil, groundwater, and sediment that are associated with past boatyard work. Contaminants include metals, tributyltin, diesel, and gasoline consituents. These contaminants exceed state standards and must be addressed under Washington's toxics cleanup law, the Model Toxics Control Act.

The Weldcraft site is one of 12 cleanup sites in the Bellingham Bay Demonstration Pilot project, a coordinated bay-wide effort by federal, tribal, state and local governments to clean up contamination, control pollution sources and restore habitat, with consideration for land and water uses. The work is informed by the Bellingham Bay Comprehensive Strategy, developed by the pilot work group in 2000.


2016- Develop Consent Decree and Cleanup Action Plan

2017 - Public review of Consent Decree and Cleanup Action Plan



Map showing site location as Whatcom County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 29583133

Cleanup Site ID: 1785

Bellingham, Whatcom County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

John Guenther
Site Manager
(360) 255-4381

Ian Fawley
Public Involvement Coordinator
(360) 255-4382

Document Repositories:

Northwest Regional Office
15700 Dayton Ave N
Shoreline, 98133

Ecology Bellingham Field Office
913 Squalicum Way, Unit 101
Bellingham, 98225

Bellingham Public Library
210 Central Ave
Bellingham, 98227