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An Update from Barker’s Island Marina on October 1, 2021:

The weather has slowly begun to shift into ominous skies and intermittent rain showers. Clouds are filled with deep blues and wispy edges, looming over rainbow trees. Birches along the shore seem lit up as their bark becomes a bright beacon in the autumn light. Fall is here! Still though, we are having beautiful weather. Sixty-some-degree days are a buzz with the clunking of trailers and shuffling of fall haul-out paperwork. The marina is prepped and ready for the rush of haul-out as we are eager to finish before the gales of November come early.  If you still need to make winter arrangements, now is the time to do so. Please stop in the office or call us and we will get you situated.

The Ship Store is having their end of season sale! Everything is on sale until the end of October. Swing by, drop off your fall paperwork, and check out what’s on sale!  A reminder that the Ship Store is open Monday-Saturday 8:00-4:30, Sundays 8:00-12:00. The store will be closed on Sundays starting the 17th.

Boat brokerage has been quite busy. Between this year and last year, recreational boating has really exploded and we’ve seen a lot of new boaters and people looking to upgrade. With the high demand for used boat inventory, we are encouraging people to reach out with any thoughts or questions on selling their vessel. Our boat broker, John, is there every step of the way to make it an easy and exciting process.

Many have noticed the marina is the fullest its ever been. This year, all of the 24’ slips on A & B were rented out and the 32’ piers (C, D, H & I) have started to follow. We will soon be taking dock deposits of $750 for next season. If you would like to make your deposit early, please give us a call with payment or send a check in the mail.  It’s never too early to secure your summer plans!

Winter Prep Tips

· Please use non-toxic anti-freeze

· Use a good ladder and tie it at the top

· Do not secure boat covers to boat stands

· Sailors: Secure your halyards away from the mast

Thank you for another wonderful summer season at the marina! It was great to see so many people enjoy the lake this year and we can’t wait to see what next year brings.

Happy Boating!

Sincerely,

Megan Browne & all the crew at Barker’s