USA: Boca Grande Marina Dredging Kicks Off

Boca Grande Marina Dredging Kicks Off

Boca Grande Marina, Eagle Grille and Miller’s Dockside, will be closed for renovations beginning today, and it will be reopened in the fall of 2013.

Construction plans include:

– New docks – the new layout will eliminate the “stern to” docks and allow us to accommodate larger vessels (up to 150 feet),

– Dredging of the entrance channel – allowing for an approximate 7 foot depth at low tide.

The Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Environmental Protection and Lee County have all signed on to the project, which will see a channel dredged from 5 feet deep at mean low water to 7 feet 6 inches.

Now boats won’t be stuck in the Harbor waiting for high tide to get out,” said Jerry Taylor, the marina’s general manager. “It will benefit the whole community.”

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Dredging Today Staff, July 15, 2013; Image: stemicmarine

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