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30 years ago
MARQUETTE — Boaters who use Marquette’s two marinas to moor their crafts will see increased rates next summer. Mooring rates at the Presque Isle Marina in the Upper Harbor will increase as follows: 24-foot slip, from $405 per season in 1990 to $425; 32-foot slip, $620 to $650; 42-foot slip, $924 to $970; and 60-foot slip, $1,470 to $1,575. Mooring rates at the Cinder Pond Marina in the Lower Harbor increased from $5 per foot for the season to $6.50 per foot for city residents, and from $10 per foot to $13.50 per foot for non-residents. Daily and seasonal launch ramp fees stayed the same at both facilities, $1.50 and $35 respectively. The fine for launching without a launch ticket, however, increased from $5 to $10.
Thomas Knauss, chairman of Marquette’s Harbor Advisory Committee, said the increase is aimed at deterring violations. The Marquette City Commission approved the new rates Monday. Mooring rates at the Presque Isle Marina comply with state Waterways Commission recommendations for marinas that have received state funds. The city received state funding when the marina was constructed.
60 years ago
UPPER PENINSULA — Rep. Russell Hellman, who comes from Dollar Bay on the Keweenaw Peninsula, is irked by the absence of the Upper Peninsula on some maps of Michigan. He submitted a bill today that would require mapmakers to print a notation that the whole state is not shown if a map depicts one peninsula and not the other. Failure to do so would be a misdemeanor, punishable by maximum 90 days jail sentence and $100 fine.