In the Fall of 2022, the Commission and its contractor removed and disposed of all abandoned and derelict vessels in the Carquinez Strait in the town of Crockett. The Commission removed five vessels: a 45-foot CalBay workboat, a 60-foot landing craft, a pontoon boat, and two large steel barges. Altogether, we removed and disposed of 436,000 pounds of solid waste and all the residual petroleum products and hazardous materials on the vessels. This vessel abatement is in concert with the Commission’s efforts to clean up the site where the Nantucket restaurant, a marina, and a marine services shop were previously located. The overarching goal is to remove the restaurant building and foundation, derelict piers and pilings, and shoreline debris. Long-term, our goal is to make the area suitable for public use, such as fishing and boating, and to increase valuable eelgrass habitat.
Scroll through the gallery below to see all the progress that’s been made in Crockett.