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Wed., May 14, 2014, 8:37 a.m.

Marina Proposal Worries Neighbors

Neighbors are raising concerns about a marina proposed for Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Bennett Bay, saying it could affect the lake’s water quality and recreation along a popular part of the Centennial Trail. The East Lake Village Marina would have 74 boat slips, a convenience store and a public pump-out station, according to an application submitted to the Idaho Department of Lands. Applicant Jillian Cooper, who listed an Australian address, wrote that the marina would be built in Harrison and towed to the new location, reducing impacts to the lake from construction. The marina would extend about 390 feet into Bennett Bay, which is on the lake’s northeastern shore. The marina will help meet a growing demand for boat slips on the northern end of Lake Coeur d’Alene, said Rand Wichman, land use consultant for the applicant/Becky Kramer, SR. More here.

Question: Do you think there's room for more marinas on the north end of Lake Coeur d'Alene?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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