Marquette’s Cinder Pond Marina to be demolished; boating season delayed until June

Marquette boaters heard disappointing news Tuesday night: the boating season at the city’s Cinder Pond Marina will be delayed.

Boaters received the news  at a special meeting held by the Harbor Advisory Committee.

Concerned boaters turned out for the update on the Cinder Pond Marin,a as recent weather difficulties caused the building to crack and shift.  The Marina, which is normally scheduled to open the beginning of May, will be delayed 45–60 days.

“It has been looked at by engineering staff and it’s been determined that the building needs to be demolished and with that building coming down we will not be able to provide a lot of services that we provide to our boaters such as bathroom facilities, laundry, shower, things like that,” Harbor Advisory Committee Chair Bob Frazee said.

Committee members said this issue is a top priority and are working with planning and construction crews to develop plans for a partially functional marina to allow for some boating activities until permanent reconstruction can take place.

If everything goes as planned, the temporary facilities will be open June 1.