Port of Toledo Commissioners were told this week by Port Manager Bud Shoemake that progress is moving right along in the creation of the new riverfront dock and community event facility near the railroad museum. Shoemake said the new transient boat docks will soon be installed accompanied by the sound of piles being driven into the river bottom. The public restrooms are already in place and the plumbing installed. But they won’t be open to public use until the transit boat docks are finished. Shoemake said the whole project should be finished in late December of early January. After that he said the park pavilion and enclosed storage and kitchen area will be completed in time for a late Spring dedication.
Shoemake also reported that the Toledo Youth Boat Club received a $10,000 grant from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund, based in Bend, OR. The funds will go toward the continued teaching of boat-making techniques to kids to keep the craft alive and well in Toledo. The fund was approached by boat club manager Andrew Linn, to whom the credit should be given for landing the grant!