Presque Isle Marina Dredging Moves Ahead (USA)
The Presque Isle Marina dredging program is progressing according to schedule, reports uppermichiganssource.com.
The dredged material is being placed near the city municipal building on Baraga Avenue.
Regarding this development project, Karl Zueger of Marquette Parks and Recreation, stated: “It’s a multi-phase project. This phase actually is the removal of the south pier. We’re on track with the project–we’re approximately 25 to 26 percent done as of the end of last week–and it’s our intent to have the marina open by July 1.”
”As mayor of Marquette, I worked on the strategic plan for the dredging of the Presque Isle Harbor,” said Rep. John Kivela. ”Therefore I thoroughly understand how critical the Marquette Harbor is to the entire area. As a result, I am glad to see the Department of Natural Resources recognize its importance as well, and grateful to the Department and Senator Tom Casperson for the steps both took to help.”
“It simply goes to show what can be done when we work together and focus on solving issues,” Casperson added.
So far, the work is more than 20 percent complete, according to uppermichiganssource.com.
Dredging Today Staff, May 29, 2013