As promised from the update 8/24 - here are a few
more details I thought you would find interesting.
New Channel Entrance taking Shape: We have begun
building the North breakwater of the new entrance, on the left side of the
picture. The S. wall is just being started (center) .
These break walls will have armor stone, each stone
weighing 4 - 8 tons used to protect them from being washed out during heavy
storms. A total estimate of 24,050 Tons will be used to build the most
exposed areas. One barge load carries approximately 730 Ton of armor stone
as it comes to the island. These new entrance walls will be completed
within the next few weeks.
Marina Basin Excavation Progress:
The N.W. end of the old marina basin has always been
known to have a rock bottom and be shallower. Here is a picture of some of
the rock excavation being done on the northwest end of the marina basin.
The dirt removal of the peninsula should be
completed this week. The excavating of the entire basin is approximately
85% completed as of this week.
As some of the excavating work nears completion,
there are a couple of parcels that have been used for fill placement. Two
of these areas will be seeded over in the next few weeks.
Our target date of being completed with excavation
work within the basin, placement of pipe piling for docks, and shore lining
within the marina as well as outside shoreline is still on track for the end
of October. The contractor has been working diligently to keep to this time
We have had a pre construction meeting with the
contractors. We hope to have final notice to proceed with in the next
couple of weeks. Docks will be built over the winter. Electrical,
plumbing & fire suppression work will be integrated with the dock
construction as plans call for and work on site will be on going late
this fall and next summer.
Lake Erie Water Snakes:
With Kristin's (and her staff's) appreciated
assistance we have only had 12 snakes killed during the construction at
this point. We have not had any reported over the last 2 weeks.
We continue to give Mike Gora opportunity to take
pictures and post them on the MiddleBass.org web site.
http://www.middlebass.org/News.shtml. I encourage you to look at them.
He has some nice photos for your viewing pleasure.