A seawall collapsed at Blossom Heath Marina Aug. 8, leading to the relocation of several boats and a review of what repairs will be necessary.
Parks and Recreation Director Greg Esler said about 120 feet of steel seawall collapsed, impacting seven or eight boats near Lake St. Clair. He said all of the boats have been relocated to comparable wells or Lac Sainte Claire Harbor, if they wished.
Esler said none of the boat owners have contacted the city about damage to their vessels. There was a possibility that one boat may have had its paint chipped, but the city is investigating whether that occurred prior to the seawall collapse or because of it.
Now, he said, they are contacting repair crews to get estimates on the repair costs and to discover whether or not the damage will be covered by insurance.
The seawall was built decades ago, before he was on the staff, Esler said.
“I think it’s just time and wear, and I don’t think this winter helped,” he said.
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