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HOW HARBOR DREDGING IS EFFECTING CHARTER FISHING IN THE THUMB (FOLLOW UP)

BRYAN TERRY

Thu, 09 May 2013 13:49:23 EDT

 



AT THE END OF APRIL WLEW CONTACTED AREA CHARTER FISHING OPERATIONS TO SEE HOW HARBOR DREDGING WOULD EFFECT LAUNCHING THEIR BOATS, AND IN RETURN EFFECT WHEN TOURIST DOLLARS START FLOWING INTO LOCAL ECONOMIES.    INITIALLY IT WAS FOUND J-LYNN CHARTERS IN HARBOR BEACH WOULD HAVE NO ISSUES LAUNCHING AND CAN WORK AROUND ANY DREDGING PROJECTS.     CAPTAIN JANICE DEATON OF J-LYNN CHARTERS SAYS THE BOATS ARE IN AND THEIR FISHING SEASON HAS GOTTEN UNDERWAY.
CAPTAIN MIKE MORGAN OF M&D MARINE AND SAND PIPER CHARTERS IN PORT AUSTIN SAYS HIS SCHEDULED HARBOR DREDGING WAS COMPLETED ON TIME AND HE TOO IS BACK IN THE WATER FOR THE SEASON.
CAPTAIN JOHN HOLMES OF CAPTAIN JOHN'S SMOKE HOUSE AND WHO'S THE DADDY NOW CHARTERS IN PORT AUSTIN IS IN A SPECIAL SITUATION AS HE RESTS HIS BOATS IN BIRD CREEK HARBOR, ONE OF THE FOUR DOCKS OWNED BY THE VILLAGE OF PORT AUSTIN.     HOLMES IS STILL WAITING ON A MAY 13th VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING TO SEE IF THE FUNDS TO DREDGE WILL BE ALLOCATED TO THE BIRD CREEK HARBOR.     HE HAD PREVIOUSLY STATED HIS LAUNCHS COULD BE JUNE 1st OR POSSIBLY EVEN LATER DEPENDING ON WHEN THE WORK CAN BE COMPLETED. WLEW WILL AGAIN FOLLOW UP WITH PORT AUSTIN MAYOR TODD MURAWSKI (MARSKI) ABOUT THAT PROJECT.       WLEW IS AWAITING A RETURN CALL FROM CAPTAIN JOHN ATWELL ALSO IN PORT AUSTIN TO CHECK ON HIS SITUATION AND THE PROGRESS OF HIS OPERATION.
THE HARBOR WITH PERHAPS THE BIGGEST ISSUES IS GRINDSTONE HARBOR,   HOME TO NUMEROUS CHARTER FISHING OPERATIONS.     GRINDSTONE'S PROBLEM IS UNIQUE IN THAT IT REQUIRES BLASTING THE HARD HARBOR FLOOR AS OPPOSED TO JUST DREDGING OUT SILT AND SAND.     CAPTAIN JOHN HOLMES ESTIMATES IF THE BLASTING CANNOT BE DONE, THE LARGEST BOATS IN AND OUT OF THAT HARBOR THIS YEAR WILL MEASURE ONLY IN THE TEENS COMPARED TO THE 26 TO 36 FOOT CHARTERS.

 

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