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Saint Albans Bay Marina, LLC seeks permit to place new commercial, recreational docking facility in Lake Champlain

Published Feb. 7, 2017

CONCORD, Mass. – Saint Albans Bay Marina, LLC is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to impact waters of the U.S. in conjunction with building a new docking facility in Lake Champlain in St. Albans, Vermont.


The purpose of the proposed project is to provide recreational boating access to Lake Champlain at a new commercial marina. The applicant is proposing to place and maintain a new commercial and recreational docking facility in Lake Champlain. The work is proposed in St. Albans Bay at 90 Georgia Shore Road in St. Albans.


The proposed work involves: placing and maintaining a 656.5-foot long, 8-foot wide floating main dock with a 334-foot long, 10-foot wide floating wave attenuator at the lakeward end, extending a maximum of 767.5-feet beyond ordinary high water (OHW).

The main dock will be accessed by a 50-foot long, 8-foot wide pile-supported walkway and an 80-foot long, 8-foot wide gangway. The walkway will be supported with 12, 12-inch diameter steel and concrete piles. The entire system will be anchored with 68, 6-foot by 6-foot by 1-foot concrete blocks and 17, 8-foot by 8-foot by 2-foot concrete blocks.


The public notice, with more specifics on the work proposed by the Saint Albans Bay Marina, LLC, can be viewed on the Corps website at www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.


The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps of Engineers in compliance with Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, which provides for federal regulation of any work in, or affecting navigable waters of the U.S.


Public comments on the work proposed by Saint Albans Bay Marina, LLC (file #NAE-2010-02449) should be forwarded no later than March 8, 2017 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Vermont Project Office (ATTN: Michael Adams), 11 Lincoln Street, Room 210, Essex Junction, Vermont 05452. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Michael Adams at 802-872-2893 or 978-318-8485 or by email to michael.s.adams@usace.army.mil.

Tim Dugan

Release no. 17-005