Workin' on the dock on the bay: New floating platform to complete Aquatic Center's connection to ...

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A big new floating dock is being installed on the Eureka waterfront, which will make Humboldt State University's Aquatic Center that much more aquatic.
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pizzahut 21

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#21
Nov 5, 2010
 
by the way, domono's sucks, twenty one ways...rof
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#22
Nov 5, 2010
 
I paid $50 for a whitewater rafting trip through Center Activities. By the time I graduated I paid about $1,000 in HSU activities fees that subsidize Center Activities under the University Center.

That means I paid $1,050 for the privilege of having one rafting trip through HSU!

I suppose if I could afford to go rafting, skiing, windsurfing, or sailing every weekend, it would be a sweet deal.
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#23
Nov 5, 2010
 
CPetersen wrote:
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That $700 grand comes from you and me. Want to see it? Vote YES on the next school bond or property-tax-for-schools prop. and hope the fund managers spend it on what you hope they are.
Or....use the power of the internet and they can learn about them for free.
I agree, what's left of the stimulus needs to go to schools but we are already in debt for the $700,000, why would I want to vote to go into debt further. We just need to prioritize what we spend our money on. We are spending billions on RECREATION when we can hike without the need of expensive and habitat destroying trails etc. Has anybody thought about using small signs pointing out deer trails or paths that naturally exist if a trail is used a lot. The kayakers could use a less expensive access facility like a gravel area going to the bay. Cost would be minimal. Grant writers need to help our schools first. Who wrote the grant? They are stealing money away from the real needy.
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#24
Nov 5, 2010
 
Alert to everyone: the HSU Aquatic Center dock is NOT for the public. It's for those that use the AC- so you can pay a fee, rent a boat, take a class, etc....but those looking for access to the bay- look elsewhere. Trust me, there will be a gate across that dock.
Our $$$$'s at work. So much for a community project.
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#25
Nov 5, 2010
 
WaterBaby wrote:
Alert to everyone: the HSU Aquatic Center dock is NOT for the public. It's for those that use the AC- so you can pay a fee, rent a boat, take a class, etc....but those looking for access to the bay- look elsewhere. Trust me, there will be a gate across that dock.
Our $$$$'s at work. So much for a community project.
I don't know the facts, hope you are wrong. This should be for public use. Guess I will wait and see. Appreciate any more information, and where you found out these facts.
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Nov 5, 2010
 
Former HSU Student wrote:
That means I paid $1,050 for the privilege of having one rafting trip through HSU!
And here we have a perfect example of "Liberal Accounting" by non other than that Paradigm of Liberal Logic... "Middle of the road"...!

Oh Bro-Toad... I thought you would quit trying to impress people with your powers of reason when you claimed to be able to save the State of California $700 Billion dollars a year by firing everyone that was ever mean to you...

The real funny part was when you blamed your calculator for the $700 Billion figure...

Well... the number one rule of Liberals is "Never take responsibility for what you do or say"...

And "always blame someone else for your mistakes"...

Two time honored Liberal policies...

Huh Bro-Toad...?
pizzahut 21

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Nov 5, 2010
 
I hope you are wrong wrote:
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I don't know the facts, hope you are wrong. This should be for public use. Guess I will wait and see. Appreciate any more information, and where you found out these facts.
hey man, it is school property. do you think you can go to hsu and not get there permission? jeeeez. it is not nor will it be open to the general public. it is hsu's facility, not the people of california. take your beechin elswhere whiner.
pizzahut 21

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Nov 5, 2010
 
their permission i mean
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#29
Nov 5, 2010
 
ya this will be real asset for those physical fitness maniacs. Now just wait you be reading again again about "oh we had to send taxpayer helicopters out on the bay today to rescue bunch of HSU fitness nuts with capsize canoes". AND wait till the drunks roll out of the bars at night and decide to try out kayaking, that is a disaster just waiting. Why don't they just fix the train instead, that would bring the tourist dollar. Or what about that idea those guys had to park a battleship behind the mall and bring in tourists for battleship tours and WWII reunions? That would have been just what Eureka needs.
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#30
Nov 6, 2010
 
HB, for starters, there are numerous groups working on "the trains". Stay tuned. Guys falling out of bars looking for kayaks laying out on the grass aren't going to find them unless they vandalize property by breaking-and-entering. Should they get that far, then they deserve what's coming next.

A battleship? Have you been next to one? I doubt the draft would make it much past the bay entrance without some serious dredging. I've seen several on display up by Seattle and back east and unless it's a military town already, they don't do much to bring in tourists except in summers. And in marine climates they need a ton of ongoin maintenance, often by volunteer groups, not a complement of 1500 mopping decks and painting walls. A visiting warship would work fine in tandem with some festival of sorts, like there used to be here years ago.
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#33
Nov 6, 2010
 
Battleships? Now you are talkin.
Take the mothballed fleet from Alameda; line them up parallel to the shoreline, just offshore of the northspit then sink them. Watch the fisheries develop, and compensate for the morons who have been and are now removing vegetation from our barrier reefs.

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Nov 6, 2010
 
CPetersen wrote:
A battleship? Have you been next to one? I doubt the draft would make it much past the bay entrance without some serious dredging. I've seen several on display up by Seattle and back east and unless it's a military town already, they don't do much to bring in tourists except in summers. And in marine climates they need a ton of ongoin maintenance, often by volunteer groups, not a complement of 1500 mopping decks and painting walls. A visiting warship would work fine in tandem with some festival of sorts, like there used to be here years ago.
If memory serves (and often it doesn't), it was the aircraft carrier "Coral Sea." The idea was for it to serve both as a tourist attraction and as an emergency center during natural disasters (airstrip for helicopters, emergency hospital, etc).

But alas, the "Coral Sea" went to her appointment with the breakers before the money could be raised to set the deal up.
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If memory serves (and often it doesn't), it was the aircraft carrier "Coral Sea." The idea was for it to serve both as a tourist attraction and as an emergency center during natural disasters (airstrip for helicopters, emergency hospital, etc).
But alas, the "Coral Sea" went to her appointment with the breakers before the money could be raised to set the deal up.
im telling ya it was the niiw, uss midway. you could google it and get links to journal articles, or be ignant.
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The True Anonymous wrote:
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If memory serves (and often it doesn't), it was the aircraft carrier "Coral Sea." The idea was for it to serve both as a tourist attraction and as an emergency center during natural disasters (airstrip for helicopters, emergency hospital, etc).
But alas, the "Coral Sea" went to her appointment with the breakers before the money could be raised to set the deal up.
so either you are senile, or you make a lot of mistakes.i am way to considerate to suggest that you intentionally make s hit up...that would make you a phreakin troll...

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Nov 6, 2010
 
pizzahut 21 wrote:
<quoted text>so either you are senile, or you make a lot of mistakes.i am way to considerate to suggest that you intentionally make s hit up...that would make you a phreakin troll...
I said I was working from memory. So it was another Midway Class aircraft carrier instead; fair enough. A trifle closer to the mark than "battleship," don't you think?

Other than the name of the ship in question, did I get anything else wrong?

But I do apologize for the error.

You're an angry little character, aren't you?
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#38
Nov 9, 2010
 
Hey Pizzahut, take a few deep breaths. Calm down. Everything is going to be okay.
Eureka Resident

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#39
Nov 9, 2010
 
Unbelievable wrote:
... and the new "boating Center" which is predominantly an over-engineered and grossly underutilized conference center...go in and ask to see the reservations book, I have. It hardly merits the costly maintenance and staffing required.
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First of all, moron, there is no reservation book. They do everything on computers. Welcome to the new millenium.

Secondly, I have been attending classes weekly at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center for years and can never get a parking spot because the place is so busy! There is a class, conference, training seminar, reception, etc nearly every day.

Thirdly, I've talked with the staff there. There is one supervisor and three part-time student employees. That is about two full-time positions. Where do you get your staffing information?

Fourthly, the building is made of wood! Can you really "over-engineer" a wooden building?

Try to perceive reality a little better before you make ignorant comments.

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