Mark Hamrick, Port of Camas-Washougal harbormaster (right) chats with Tom Welinski, of Camas (left), at the port marina. In August, Hamrick provided transportation and assistance when Welinski pulled a muscle in his back while sailboating. Hamrick said every day brings a new challenge. “You never really know what’s going to happen when you go to work or when you’re not there for that matter,” he said. “Your phone can ring at any time for almost anything. It can get exciting at times, or go for days or weeks without an event.” Hamrick was hired by the port in 2005, in the role of maintenance assistant. He was promoted two years later.
Photo by Dawn Feldhaus.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Mark Hamrick’s job as harbormaster at the Port of Camas-Washougal marina is one that he enjoys immensely.“What we have is a small city on the water,” he said.
During a recent walk around the 350-slip marina, Hamrick said there is never a typical day.
“I can’t imagine doing anything else,” he said.
As a harbormaster, he spends approximately 70 percent of his time outside.
Hamrick was hired by the port in 2005, in the role of maintenance assistant. He was promoted two years later to harbormaster.
For more of this story, see the Camas-Washougal Post-Record print edition.