The dredging project in the Alpena Small Boat Harbor begins. Through $81 Million
in approved State emergency funds, shoreline communities could have their harbors dredged because of historic low lake levels earlier in the year. The water in many harbors along Michigan shorelines had become so shallow that boats were unable to access them, which began taking economic tolls on communities that count on the seasonal boat traffic.
Alpena’s Small Boat Harbor is beginning to wind down operations for the season and starting to bring in boats for dry dock over the winter months. Those wishing to launch their boats during the dredging operations while weather permits can do so behind the post office on 2nd Avenue or by the DNR Station along the Thunder Bay River.