An Update from Barker’s Island Marina on April 17, 2020:
As an essential component of port, harbor, and transportation services, the Marina is open. All piers are open with power, water on all docks will need to wait for warmer weather forecasts. There will be wash water via a very long hose strung out to the vessel storage lot. For those who want to do some washing, bring some additional hose. Water is also available along the service wall as boats are launched.
The city launch ramp is open. Passes are available in the Ship Store. Ship Store services are limited to: ice, launch passes, and payments. Call the office for the bathroom code for access to the restrooms. Unfortunately, the showers, the clubhouse, the service building, and all offices are employee only, currently. Clients with boats indoors may access them with prior approval through the service department. Communications to the Marina are available via whichever way is most convenient for each individual, other than in-person for the time being. Look for Eric on the weekend outdoors, and Jake on the phones in the Service Department for help with parts or scheduling. Payments and contracts can be dropped off or mailed to the Ship Store.
The walkway along the shore was removed, in part, for the installation of new utilities. New paving will be done in late May when asphalt is available. Please pardon the gravel path for the time being. WiFi service will be coming online shortly.
We understand spring may be delayed for some; prompt dockage payments are appreciated. We do not charge finance charges on slips until after a boat has occupied the slip. Deposits can be applied to summer storage, if needed. Vessels that have not reserved a slip, or made arrangements will be charged summer storage in June. Additional questions on slip availability, storage and payments should be directed to Megan and Eric. It is our goal to help everyone make some sense of this odd start to the season.
The Fuel Dock and pump out services are open during regular business hours. Barker’s Island Inn next door, along with their restaurant and bar, are closed at this time. Sadly, there will not be a spring party hosted by the hotel this year. We look forward to them reopening in June.
Social distancing is the new norm in boating and we encourage all to do their part in limiting transmission of Covid-19. The comfort and safety of all our customers and staff is important. Please do your part and follow current recommendations on group size and mix.
Thank you to all. And please, take care.
–All the crew at Barker’s