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Spokane firm gets contract to upgrade Stehekin Landing ferry facility

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Spokane business Wesslen Construction has won a $1 million contract with the National Park Service to uprade the ferry-landing faciliies at the Stehekin Landing on Lake Chelan.

The contract came through a competitive bid process.

Wesslen will provide universal access at the Stehekin Landing for  passengers traveling via the commercial ferry system. The park service is spending more than $2 million this year to improve the services and facilities at Stehekin, at the low end of Lake Chelan.

The popular Rainbow Mist Trail is also being upgraded to provide universal access to Rainbow Falls.

Seven firm made bids on the job. Wesslen has a history of doing marine projects in remote areas. A recent project was the Agnes Creek Bridge reconstruction.

The work is likely to take place February through June, and the new structure should

Park Service looking for new manager for Stehekin Lodge

You too can run a lodge in the beautiful Lake Chelan area.

The National Park Service is looking for bids from people interested in running the Shehekin Landing Resort, also known as Stehekin Lodge, on the headwaters of Lake Chelan in north central Washington.

On Oct. 4, people who have a hankering can tour the site and look over the concession facilities. The event requires advance registration, arranged by calling (509) 682-4921 no later than noon, Friday Oct. 1.

The goal is to find a facility operator who will focus on resort services for the peak summer months, with the option of maintaining the facility for the full year.

The current operators, Cliff and Robbie Courtney, don’t plan to rebid. The National Park Service is asking for a 10-year contract for the lodge.

For more information on the Stehekin opportunity, go to

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