If you’ve traveled the central Oregon coast, you might remember the signs marking Depoe Bay’s claim to fame: the “World’s Smallest Harbor.” But now that harbor is getting even smaller because of accumulating silt.
City officials in Depoe Bay are on tenterhooks because of the problem. Silt buildup renders the fuel dock inaccessible at low tide. And launching a boat that draws more than two feet of water is becoming difficult at low tide, too.
Now officials are waiting to hear if the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will dredge the six acre harbor next season so that the local