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Repairs to storm-damaged Big Island harbor estimated to cost $8M

Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor North was damaged in  a New Year's Eve storm.
Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor North was damaged in a New Year's Eve storm.(DLNR)
Updated: Jan. 13, 2020 at 2:17 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A state engineer estimates it will cost at least $8 million to make repairs to Kawaihae North Small Boat Harbor, which was damaged in a New Year’s Eve storm.

Large waves left the wharf structurally unsound, and the state has since condemned it.

State engineer Finn McCall said the repairing the damaged dock will cost $2 million, while repairs to breakwater could hit $6 million.

The harbor’s sister, Kawaihae South Small Boat Harbor, was not damaged in the storm.

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