Sunday, April 19, 2009

Public Marina coming to New Bern

Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation has received a $646,650 federal grant to create a public marina for transient boaters on Jack's Island at Lawson Creek Park.

The money comes from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and is intended specifically for boating infrastructure projects. The grant is expected to pay for nearly half of a $1.4 million construction project that will create a 14-slip marina.

Of those, 12 slips would be available to the public, one would be for a "pump out" boat and one for a safety vessel. Dubbed the River History Marina, it would provide the first public, short-term dockage available in New Bern.

The marina is designed for 35- to 40-foot boats that would dock there no longer than 10 days. Boaters would be charged a base fee, and then $1.50 a foot per vessel.

The marina project also includes a dock master's office that is a replica of the Neuse River Lighthouse.

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