A bad day for Ilwaco. A big fire burned up a bunch of commercial crabbing gear. You can help with a Gofundme donation.
1/23/24 my phone started to blow up around noon and it was not good, the Ilwaco Landing was on fire and it was getting worse.
Pretty soon it was clear that it was going to be a total loss.
A lot of crabbers had their gear on the docks as they were about to load up their boats for next weeks crab season.
I have heard estimates of 6,000-9,000 crab pots, at around $300 a pot, were burned up during the fire.
Most crabbers make a big part of their income in the first few weeks of crabbing, so this is a disaster and is likely going to put some of them out of business.
If you want to help out, there is a Gofundme fund where 100% of the $$ is going to help the crabbers who lost gear.
Please give if you can.