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City Marina

City of Alpena's Marina

City of Alpena Primary Contact:
Donald Gilmet, City Building Official
Phone: (989) 354-1760
Fax:  (989) 354-1709

Marina Operator Contact:
400 East Chisholm Street
Alpena, Michigan 49707

Phone: (989) 356-0551
Fax: (989) 354-6871

Department Personnel

Welcome to the City of Alpena's Marina. Our Marina is owned and maintained by the City of Alpena, operated by Thunder Bay Shores Marine, Inc. and governed by the policies of the Michigan State Waterways Commission, a division of the Michigan Department of Naural Resources. All of our guidelines follow our grant-in-aid agreement with the Michigan State Waterways Commission and City regulations.

Located on Lake Huron's Thunder Bay, the City of Alpena offers a full service marina to the boating public.

The City has outsourced the day-to-day operation of our marina to Thunder Bay Shores Marina, Inc. Under the guidance of Michael Connolly and Richard McTaggart, our marina offers a maintenance/repair facility, marina store, dock hands to help boaters cast off and tie up, refueling boats with gasoline or diesel, and a sewage pump-out station.

Rich and Mike were brought "On Board" to provide a four-star rating to customer service. Dockhands are available 7 days a week and 16 hours a day (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) June 1 through Labor Day weekend.

Stores and restaurants are only a short walk, or a peddle or two away. First time visitors soon find out why we are called a warm and friendly port.


Rates and Fees
Sewage Pump-Out Fee


Boat Launch Fees Seasonal Daily
$50.00 $7.00
Any person or persons who fail to pay the established boat launch fee shall be subject to a penalty of $25.00 for each and every violation thereof. Penalties shall be payable at the traffic violations bureau.

Seasonal and transient
dockage along City's dock
frontage on the Thunder
Bay River
One-half of the established rate in the City of Alpena's Marina for the same craft.
Winter Storage Rates Length x Beam x $1.35
* Boats will not be placed into winter storage prior to September 1. All boats are required to be removed from the marina basin prior to formation of ice. All boats must be removed (from winter storage) no later than May 31.
Daytime Temporary
$5.00 daily

A maximum of three Ying-Lings may be moored per slip. Seasonal rate charged to each owner shall be proportional to the number of Ying-Lings moored and the length of slip.

All fees are for recreational boats. Commercial boat fees are twice the amounts shown.

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Marina Documents
Marina Regulations
2014 Transient Slip Rate Schedule
Seasonal Broadside
Dockage Rates
2015 Boat Launch
Permit Application

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