Cost to Raise Old Tuna Boat: $188,000

ILWACO — It won’t be cheap or easy, but Port of Ilwaco officials are getting closer to removing the Lihue ii, a derelict boat that sank in the port last November.

Port officials recently approved a contract with Global Diving & Salvage to remove the boat, according to Port Manager Guy Glenn Jr. The company estimates removing and disposing of the wood-hulled 1939 tuna troller will cost about $188,000.

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