NEGAUNEE, Mich – A joint dock project between Ishpeming and Negaunee is coming to Teal Lake.

One of two docks will be on the west side of Teal Lake in Ishpeming.

The other dock will be on the east side in Negaunee.

“There will be two lakes put in the Teal Lake area, one here right behind me (Negaunee) and one in the Ishpeming area right off of Al Quaal. These docks will be able to accommodate people with disabilities. Older individuals can easily get in and out of the lake using these specialized docks. If you are not familiar with these docks, they are similar to the ones at Clarke Lambros Park, said Nate Heffron, the City Manager of Negaunee. “Also, on the Negaunee side, we will be accommodating the  Marquette Rowing Club where they have different long boats that are 40-feet long. They will have a different apparatus here so they can launch onto Teal Lake.”

$38,900 was raised for the project between the City of Negaunee and Ishpeming, as well as, local organizations.

Applications for grants have been submitted to the Natural Resources Trust Fund and the Recreation Passport Grant Program.

The grants will be used for funding the estimated $152,000 needed for the rest of the project.

Heffron gave us details on when the project will be completed

“We are hoping to find out when whether we are going to get the grant from the DNR in the coming months. Generally speaking, they know by this Fall that awards are given out in the Spring next year to Summer. We’re hoping to break ground in May and we think the project will take a couple months,” Heffron said. “So, we are hoping to see that this project will be ready for people to use the docks sometime in June or early July.”