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Boaters enjoy final super Sunday at Saxon Harbor


May 15, 2018

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

A MASSIVE dredging barge is docked at Saxon Harbor Sunday. The harbor was closed for the summer today as the rebuilding process continued following the devastating storm of July 11, 2016.


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SAXON, Wis. - Dozens of boats trolled for trout and salmon on the clear glass surface of Lake Superior Sunday out of Saxon Harbor, on the last weekend that will be possible for quite awhile.

The harbor was closed for repairs beginning today as the reconstruction project continued on several fronts. The dredging is necessary after the harbor filled with sand and debris in the July 11, 2016 storm that dumped 11 inches of rain in about four hours.

The entire harbor, including the marinas for the boat docks, must be dredged deep enough to accommodate...

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