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Detroit’s New Public Dock Open For Business

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(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit’s new public dock and terminal is now open for business.  Monday, U.S. Senator Carl Levin and a host of other elected officials joined the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority in opening the Public Dock and Terminal on the Detroit River.

Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority Executive Director John Jamian said $22 million terminal, dock, and wharf can accommodate all sorts of vessels.

“I’m proud to announce that this state-of-the-art facility will make it possible for companies like Great Lakes Cruise Company and Travel Dynamics to bring their ships to Detroit as a hub for Great Lakes cruises, that’s what this building’s gonna be about,” Jamian said.

 Senator Levin was involved in planning for the project, that began years ago.

“This is a matter of connections,” Levin said. “What we’re talking about are linkages, linkages of our people … the people of Detroit, the people of Michigan, and now, the people of the world, to our waterfront,” Levin said.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is hoping it will also serve as the dock for a ferry that will carry people to and from Canada.

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