Crab Dock Closure at Empire Boat Launch September 16, 2021

The City of Coos Bay has decided to close the city crab dock located at the west end of Michigan Avenue in Empire. This closure is for safety purposes while we have the dock evaluated for structural integrity. Staff was alerted to lateral movement of the structure during strong winds yesterday. Upon investigation by City staff, it was found that several cross members were broken or missing. Staff will be reaching out to a Marine Engineer to evaluate the stability of the structure.
Pedestrians and anglers are advised to stay off the dock and not enter onto the pier. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact Public Works and Community Development at (541) 269-8918.