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.

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“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.

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 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.

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