Dock replacement project
Several years ago, in August, activities at the Dee Campbell Rowing Center were suspended for a few weeks so the floating dock could be replaced. This project is part of the Alexandria Public School's capital improvements plan, and has been in the planning stage for a long time. Now that it's completed, we have a modern launch dock that will provide greater safety and security with low maintenance.
Because we're located on a tidal river, it's necessary to have dock that can move freely up and down. The launch dock is reached by four ramps extending from the boat bays to floating extensions that were added a few years ago when the dock was first extended farther into the river. This was necessary to get the launch dock far enough to get past the sediment and other deposits that can make it hard to launch at low tide. The new section is made of polyethylene and provides a sturdy and slip-resistant surface. Sections of the old launch dock are being moved into position where they will provide added dock space for our launches.
Here are some photos from the morning of August 16:
from the afternoon of August 17:
and the completed dock in place. Note the EZ Port lifts for rolling the launches out of the water, and the dock for the wakeless launch with retractable gangplank.