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Lockport opens city marina

The marina originally was not included in this year’s city budget, but the Common Council changed its mind on that, voting May 6 to open the facility after Director of Finance Scott A. Schrader calculated that the city could earn enough from slip rentals and gasoline and ice sales to cover the expense. The Council voted to raise the prices and begin charging for overnight or transient dockage, which had been free.

Rental of a boat slip with no electric or water service costs $10 a foot. The price is $12.50 a foot for slips with water but no electricity, and $20 a foot for a slip with both services. The daily or transient docking fee is 50 cents a foot, and boat launching or trailer parking will cost a flat $5.

The marina offers restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, gasoline and ice, and the city accepts, cash, checks and credit cards. Seasonal slip permit applications can be found online at www.lockportny.gov.