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Re: Local Boat Ramp Status?

Postby silverking » November 7th, 2018, 12:52 pm

Thanks Captain. I'll update the original post.
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Re: Local Boat Ramp Status?

Postby silverking » November 8th, 2018, 8:20 pm

There's still a barricade across the road to the Fort ramp in St. Marks. The floating docks are back in position, although not secured to the pilings. There was one vehicle and trailer when I went by this am, but nothing this afternoon. Maybe that was a boat assessing repairs? Seems like the U-shackles that hold the floating docks in position to the pilings could be unbolted, placed around the pilings and then bolted back to the docks. Maybe a manpower or money issue, not sure.

Regardless, Shields Marina is open and so is the Lighthouse ramp.
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Re: Local Boat Ramp Status?

Postby Vitz » November 9th, 2018, 12:11 pm

I don't think the AP Marina ramp is usable. I went by yesterday and looked at it. There's a lot of sand pushed up the ramp and it looks like some of the rocks guarding either side may have been pushed onto the ramp underwater. A smaller boat may be able to put in there but I opted against trying to put my 25' boat in. Instead, I took it around to Rock Landing, dropped it in and ran it around to AP.
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Re: Local Boat Ramp Status?

Postby silverking » November 9th, 2018, 12:40 pm

Thanks Vitz. I just changed the status on the AP Marina ramp to reflect the current situation.

Also just spoke with the City of St. Marks this morning (11/9). Bids are going out next week to repair the floating docks/pier pilings. The project is expected to take up to two months, so maybe by the end of the year? The ramp remains officially closed until then.
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Re: Local Boat Ramp Status?

Postby StMarksAngler » November 9th, 2018, 5:18 pm

silverking wrote:There's still a barricade across the road to the Fort ramp in St. Marks. The floating docks are back in position, although not secured to the pilings. There was one vehicle and trailer when I went by this am, but nothing this afternoon. Maybe that was a boat assessing repairs? Seems like the U-shackles that hold the floating docks in position to the pilings could be unbolted, placed around the pilings and then bolted back to the docks. Maybe a manpower or money issue, not sure.

Regardless, Shields Marina is open and so is the Lighthouse ramp.


Where exactly is the road barricaded? I was hoping to go down there this weekend to take some pictures. Is it just outside of the parking lot somewhere, or farther up the road somewhere? Thanks!
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Re: Local Boat Ramp Status?

Postby silverking » November 9th, 2018, 6:06 pm

The barricade is a couple blocks from the ramp, off the main road by the yacht club. You could park and walk down.

Saw Brett Shields this afternoon and told him what the city said about repairs. He said he could take a sump pump, jet the pavilion pilings back in, use the excavator to straighten the others and re-bolt the collars to the dock. Take a couple days.

Now there's the difference between a private business and a government operation, even for a town the size of St. Marks. Maybe Brett should submit a bid. :lol:
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Re: Local Boat Ramp Status?

Postby Apalachee Inshore » November 9th, 2018, 8:44 pm

Thanks for keeping us updated SK. You da man
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