Even after the last vessel is launched from the public ramp in Kewaunee before it closes July 1st , anglers will not be left in a boat without a motor. The city was forced to announce on Wednesday that it would be closing the public boat ramp due to infrastructure and safety concerns. The city of Algoma has said it will honor Kewaunee seasonal passes through at least the end of July and nearby Salmon Harbor Marina is also offering its boat launch for public use. Accurate Marine owner Tom Kleiman hopes anglers will still come to Kewaunee to fish even if it requires even more patience than a usual day on the water.
Kleiman believes the ramp closure is temporary, saying the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicts water levels will be declining towards the end of July. The boat ramp closure comes just weeks before the kickoff of the Kewaunee-Door Salmon Tournament on July 19th.