Port of Newport

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NOAA MOC-P Homeport Community Celebration

The Port of Newport held a community celebration on Sunday, June 6, 2010, to celebrate Newport's designation as the NOAA Marine Operations Center-Pacific's new homeport. The event, which was planned, coordinated, and delivered by an army of volunteers, would not be drowned out by relentless rain and wind. There was live music, activities for kids, barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs, and two long tables filled with donated food. The unofficial headcount for the celebration was 1,200. Co-hosts for the event were: the Port of Newport, OSU-Hatfield Marine Science, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Rotary Club of Newport, City of Newport, Lincoln County, JC Market, and countless volunteers and donors.