Year Completed: July 2018
Slip Count: 54 Slips
Old floating piers were removed and replaced with updated slip lengths, featuring modern amenities. The facility’s fixed pier was also fortified and appointed with new decking. A gathering platform near shore provides event space for boaters and locals alike.
The original floating piers were installed by FDS three decades ago. Following many years of use, the southern pier was replaced in spring of 2018, with its northern counterpart following just a few months later. Both piers have been right-sized to meet the needs of boaters identified within a market impact study, and further upgraded with modern standards and amenities.
The existing fixed pier was renovated throughout the course of this project. Old decking was removed so that piping could be tested and corrected if necessary. The dated electrical system was completely eliminated and replaced with a new version, offering ground-fault monitoring and protection. Once utility work was finished, the pier received additional steel bracing and new premium decking as well.
A large gathering platform was constructed onshore with joint support from Michigan Waterways and local government. This over-the-water common space provides a scenic overlook for pedestrians and offers boaters an open space for picnics and other other events.