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the angler

i seen northland constructors up there this afternoon, didn't have time to stop, but they were surveying and had a yellow heavy machine down at the launch, digging....

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Surface Tension

Thanks for the update. I'll try and get a hold of the project engineer again.

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ripstick

Maybe they are going to lower the docks. that way they would stayalong side and not under it. shocked.gif

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SKIPPERS KID

Frank what is the hold up confused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifsmirk.gifsmirk.gifsmirk.gifsmirk.gif.

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Frank

when you talk to him, ask him how much room there is under the bridge. I was up there yesterday to take a look. Nice landing, but I do not think my boat will fit under the bridge, have to have 10 feet for clearance. Looks like the smaller boats will make it, but some of the bigger one will not be able to use it.

Sam

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ripstick

Good luck only thing I can say is bring a tape. or lower the tires smirk.gif

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Northlander

Well dont plan on using this place til next year boys. Stopped by today and thats what the foreman told me. Still docks to be added and more black top to be done. Docks are still too high although it looked like they were measuring them to hopefully drop them. The access can NOT be used. They have it blocked off at the lake now.

It sure will be nice when done but its taking way too long.

Ya big boats are not going to make it under the bridge and thats ok because it was made as a safe harbor/landing for smaller boats. Bigger boats already have other spots they can safely get to IMO.

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SKIPPERS KID

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO confused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gif. Boy One more year what is up with this I can not wait till it is done smirk.gifsmirk.gifsmirk.gif.

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ReelTimes

Thx for the update. Very disappointing considering that this site could easily have been completed this past spring. With the track record, right now I just hope it is all completed by next year and there aren't more delays.

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Northlander

Doesnt look like a big priority of theirs judging by the amount of people I usually see working there.

Hopefully when its done its done right. If so it surely will be a awesome place to get your smaller boats on some great fishing waters.

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Northlander

Look in todays paper. There is a meeting about the project coming up and people can go and get updates and give input.

Its in the Outdoors section. Or what used to be the Outdoors but is now on the back of the sports page. crazy.gif

We live in the Beautiful Northland but our local paper cant produce a Outdoors section of its own? confused.gif

Sorry thats a whole nother topic.

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Steve Foss

That'd be good to finally get some more concrete information (uh, oops, didn't mean to make a bad construction pun). blush.gif

As for the changes in the paper, Steve. You know how it goes: New owners, new ideas.

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ripstick

I sure hope somebody goes to it and posts first hand.

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Surface Tension

I haven't heard back.

I'd go to the meeting but I have a soccer game.

If someone goes please take notes and fill us in.

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ripstick

I would go but cant get there until 730. Please someone go.

We need first hand info. shocked.gif

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Northlander

Im going to try my best to get there. If its raining I will more than likely go.

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Northlander

I will be going tonight. If anyone wants to join me e-mail me. Ill be leaving Superior and going through Duluth about 6:45.

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ReelTimes

I have a conflict as well. Thanks for going....appreciate if you can post any info

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SKIPPERS KID

Steve what did you find out confused.gif, I can not wait to here what you found out. The fishing is great off the landing there right now all on the bottom with smelt so when will it open smirk.gif.

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Northlander

Ill save everyone from having to read all the technical stuff and just let ya know the place wont open until next June. Ya thats right they are talking June 10th Grand Opening.

To me it seemed like any other big construction project. Red tape all over the place. All I know is the locals arent happy that its taking so long and they let everyone know about it.

One thing though is please dont try to launch your boats down there. 1st off you cant now because it blocked at the lake and secondly every little thing that goes wrong holds up this project even more. If someone launched there boat and got hurt or something it could really stall this out.

So for now launch where you can and let the contrator do his stuff at McQuade.

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ReelTimes

Wow, thats cutting it close for next year. Any little issue doesn't go quite according to plan and that date will likely get extended. Is there that many issues to resolve or are they just not prioritizing resources towards the project?

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ripstick

Problem is if they dont do a better job closing it some peopleare lazy and will try to use it. I guess sring it is oh well.

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SKIPPERS KID

This is Bull They said it would be open this spring now one more year who is in charge of this, I would like to no confused.gif. We would like to use it for small boats and a safe harbor confused.gif. This is has been paid for for 2 years back in full why the delays. They where paid in full for the job to be done and we pay for not being safe confused.gif, I would never hire them for a job again life is to short confused.gif.

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Northlander

Several things holding it up have been of course funding, contractor issues and of course all the red tape you have to go through when you deal with the DNR and Army Core of Engineers.

Lots of upset people over this drag out thats for sure.

If you want to really know what the hold up is go to a meeting. crazy.gif Its interesting to hear all the stuff from the locals who have seen this through since its infancy.

There is no really good reason why its not done but a build up of many many small ones.

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