2018-07-05 / Community

Green, Canfield, Pavlov secure funding for Grindstone Dock repairs


GRINDSTONE - The 2018-2019 state of Michigan budget includes a planning grant of $120,000 for upgrades to the Grindstone harbor, making it suitable for kayakers, fishermen and other outdoors enthusiasts. The grant will go toward building a kayak launch area, a fish cleaning station building, restrooms and boat docks. The funds are also for dredging the harbor and establishing an upkeep fund. 
Photo by John Bonke GRINDSTONE - The 2018-2019 state of Michigan budget includes a planning grant of $120,000 for upgrades to the Grindstone harbor, making it suitable for kayakers, fishermen and other outdoors enthusiasts. The grant will go toward building a kayak launch area, a fish cleaning station building, restrooms and boat docks. The funds are also for dredging the harbor and establishing an upkeep fund. Photo by John Bonke GRINDSTONE - According to a news release, Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday, June 21 signed into law two bills that will fund the state of Michigan for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, including a planning grant for updates and repairs to the Grindstone Harbor in Port Austin Township.

“The Grindstone Harbor is in a unique position in the Thumb,” said Sen. Mike Green (R-Mayville). “It is an ideal location for upgrades because there are no other ports or harbors around. The closest one is Harbor Beach, which is 10 miles away.”

The 2018-2019 budget includes a planning grant of $120,000 for upgrades to the existing harbor - making it suitable for kayakers, fishermen and others who enjoy the outdoors. The grant will go toward building an area to launch kayaks; building a fish cleaning station, bathrooms and boat docks; dredging the harbor and establishing a fund for upkeep of the location.

“This is a fantastic development for the area,” said Sen. Phil Pavlov (R-St. Clair Township). “There are no harbors for at least 10 miles in either direction. I think this will give more Michiganders an opportunity to fish, kayak and enjoy our state’s beautiful outdoors.”

State Rep. Edward Canfield agreed: “The harbor has the potential to drastically improve the outdoor opportunities for area residents,” said Canfield (R-Sebewaing). “The harbor, as it currently sits, is an uncut gem. This grant will bring it up to par with other Thumb-area harbors and will serve not only as a boost to local economies, but as a destination for residents all over the state.”

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