Maxton Bay Access Site Closed Temporarily for Dredging (USA)

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment announced today that the Maxton Bay Boating Access Site, located on Drummond Island in Chippewa County, will be closed until Dec. 31 for dredging operations.

The dredging, to be completed by Drummond Island Yacht Haven, Inc., is the first phase of planned upgrades to the boating access site. In the late spring and early summer of 2011, DNRE construction crews will continue the upgrades by installing a new concrete boat ramp and accessible vault toilet, restoring a parking lot, and making road improvements.

During the temporary closure, the DeTour Village Boating Access Site, located next to DeTour Harbor, is recommended as an alternate launch site. Private boat ramps are also available on Drummond Island for a small fee.

This project is financed through the Michigan State Waterways Fund, a restricted fund derived from boat registration fees and the Michigan marine fuel tax, which is used for the construction, operation and maintenance of recreational boating facilities, harbors and inland waterways.


Source: governmentpressreleases, October 29, 2010;