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By Michele Smithl
The Times 

Port Commissioners Hear from Lyons Ferry Operator

Construction, safety, staffing, weather issues add up to frustrating year


STARBUCK – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their monthly meeting on June 14 at Lyons Ferry Marina.

Jim MacArthur, who, along with his wife, Angela, operates the marina facility, including campground, restaurant and store, spoke to the commissioners regarding frustrations they are having this year. These include slow progress on repairs to the marina, inability to secure full staffing in the restaurant, and weather that, except for Memorial Day weekend, put a damper on business early in the year.

MacArthur called it “the toughest year.”

MacArthur said there have also been some...

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