File photos by Andrew Goff.



Press release from the City of Eureka:

At its July 19, 2022 meeting, the Eureka City Council approved the demolition of the 42 ton Broadway dolos, should a cost-effective solution to move the dolos not be identified. The City of Eureka sold the property on which the dolos is located and the new owners need the dolos removed as soon as possible to begin construction of a new hotel.

Local residents voiced their concerns, and encouraged the City to work with local businesses and contractors to find a solution to move it to a new home. Leroy Zerlang, chair of the Humboldt Harbor Safety Committee, met with City staff and businesses to identify a way to safely move the dolos to Madaket Plaza.

The City is pleased to announce that the dolos will be moved to Madaket Plaza on Monday, August 15th. According to Councilmember Natalie Arroyo, “I’m so pleased that the dolos, an important maritime artifact of Humboldt Bay, will be relocated to Madaket Plaza. It’s a perfect location that will allow people to continue to learn about its significance for years to come.”

The City would like to thank Leroy Zerlang for rallying the community and finding a solution to keep the dolos in Eureka. The City would also like to acknowledge and thank North Coast Fabricators and Kernen Construction for assisting with their equipment and time – this relocation is only possible through their generous help.