Great Lakes Shipyard to Fabricate New Floating Breakwater for Whiskey Island

Aug 26, 2013

Cleveland, Ohio.  Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a contract by Whiskey Island Marina to fabricate a new floating breakwater. 

The Shipyard will fabricate two (2) 150’ long steel cylindrical modules that will be bolted together and anchored in the lake bottom in front of the marina. The project is to be completed by mid-November.

The 10-foot diameter breakwater is used for wake attenuation to protect the boats and docks in the marina basin from heavy weather and is ballasted to the 6.5’ waterline.

The Shipyard built a similar floating breakwater for Perry’s Landing Marina, Erie PA in 2010.  That project involved the assembly of five (5) 40’ x 5’ wide x 8’ sections, ballasted to the 4.5’ waterline.

Great Lakes Shipyard is a full-service state-of-the-art facility specializing in every kind of marine construction, fabrication, and repair for all types of commercial and government vessels and barges as well as both on-site and off-site topside work and emergency repairs of every kind.

To learn more, visit www.thegreatlakesgroup.com.

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