Stockton Is New Home Of Google Barge

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Stockton Port Director Richard Aschieris said that at around 2 a.m., he got the word that a deal had been reached between Google and the Port.

"I was personally thrilled," said Aschieris.

He said the 200-foot barge will be docked at Rough and Ready Island, which has a dock about a mile long. He said Google will pay a standard rate of between $10,000 to $12,000 per month for the spot. 

He said he's not sure what kind of activity Google will be doing on the barge, but if the company continues the project it began in the San Francisco Bay, the Port is well-suited for it.  

Google moved the barge because it did not have the proper permits in the San Francisco Bay. 

Here's one reaction about the barge's arrival from Stockton resident, Steven Arias, 20:



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