Kewaunee tourism treading water

The city of Kewaunee will need to act soon if it wants to avoid a repeat of last year's hit to its sport fishing industry. During the City of Kewaunee's Committee of the Whole meeting Monday night, it was decided that more information was needed before it could make the decision to reopen the marina and boat launch for the first time since closing it last summer due to high water levels. A number of things need to happen to get the boat launch and marina ready before its potential opening date. Accurate Marine owner Tom Kleiman admits he is anxious for the decision because his business and others depend on the marina being open to help bring tourism dollars into the city.

The city of Kewaunee will not be able to count on Mother Nature to help in 2020 after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told officials earlier this month that Lake Michigan water levels are expected to set records. Kleiman is encouraged by city leaders knowing the importance of the sport fishery in Kewaunee and wanting to get something figured out.


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