The City of Kewaunee will focus on other ways to improve its waterfront after missing out on purchasing Salmon Harbor Marina. The city had been working on acquiring an Economic Development Administration grant to help purchase the nine-acre property, but those efforts fell short. That opened the doors for Yacht Works to purchase the marina, which also includes boat storage and campsites. Kewaunee Mayor Jason Jelinek admits he is disappointed the grant fell through, but he is happy that Salmon Harbor Marina is in good hands.
Jelinek added that Yacht Works, which has locations in Sister Bay and Florida, has been working with the Kewaunee Plan Commission on possible expansions. The city now shifts its attention back to Fisherman’s Point, a piece of property located near the center of Kewaunee’s harbor. The city received $1.75 million in grants in March to eliminate the blight on the land as they hope to make it viable for future property development. If it is viable, Jelinek says they could apply for another EDA grant.