Santa Cruz harbor partially reopens after tsunami

March 21, 2011 5:34:11 PM PDT
For the first time since the tsunami hit 10 days ago, part of the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor has reopened.

The U.S. Coast Guard says a scan of the harbor floor shows it's now safe for smaller vessels to use, west of the Murray Street Bridge. The area beyond that is still closed.

Several boats remain submerged following the tsunami surge that damaged more than a hundred vessels and caused an estimated $26 million in damage to the port itself.