The $1.2 million renovation project will begin on the Town of Huntington-owned property in November. The marina will be closed during the renovations.
The town had filed the permits necessary to begin dredging last fall, said Maritime Director Ed Carr, but received the permits too late to finish the job within the time frame required by the Army Corps of Engineers. Dredging is necessary to remove silt deposits and repair the dilapidated wave baffles at the marina.
The town approved renovation plans for Woodbine Marina in Spring 2012. Renovations include the addition of "Finger Floats" that branch off the main platforms which will allow owners to access their boat from the side. All floating
platforms will be made of cement surfaces with heavy buoyancy systems beneath to provide more stability. Lighting, electric, and water will also be added.
The town hopes to have the renovations completed by Spring 2014 and all boats out of the water by Nov. 2013 to begin dredging.