South Haven Marina Closing Due To High Water Levels

Mar 21, 2020


Northside Municipal Marina, South Haven, Michigan

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — High water levels have sunk the boating season for a southwestern Michigan marina.

The Northside Municipal Marina in South Haven is closing this year due to an electrical system compromised by rising water.

Officials say anyone coming in contact with the water could be shocked or electrocuted.

Upgrades planned for the summer are expected to cost $300,000. Harbor master and assistant city manager Kate Hosier says the city is working to accommodate longtime slip holders.

She hopes the marina will be open next summer. South Haven is along Lake Michigan, southwest of Grand Rapids. Elevated water levels also could delay the openings of three other marinas.