Bor Du Lac Marina making progress

By Charlie Bartlett - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The majority of the work is done.  It's just a matter of time before boats will be docking at the Bor Du Lac Marina.

"I'm so surprised how quickly it all came up. I've seen the crane these last couple of weeks out here," said Jace Hidalgo.

"Couple times I've seen the crane and that's a show of force that they're actually doing a little bit of what they're saying," said Chad Reeves.

"What they have right now is starting to look really good and even a week or two ago it wasn't visible here so I think it looks nice," said Shawn Smith.

"It's great that things are going on with it. Good to see it actually coming up right now," said Angie Reeves.

Since late May, the future site of the Bor Du Lac Marina has seen some major changes.  There's still plenty of work to be done, but residents are glad to see what it may look like.

"I've heard some of the plans and it sound like it's going to be pretty cool. I'm excited and think it's going to be pretty when it's done," said Smith.

"You'll be able to pull it up and not have to worry about having to run all the way out to port dock. You can just dock in and out when you want," said Reeves.

With a price tag of $1.8 million dollars, the new marina has three piers with room to accommodate up to thirty-six boats.  Once complete, it aims to bring more boaters to the Lake Front and downtown Lake Charles.

"I'm really confident that the waterside events potential will be a lot more improved," said Hidalgo.

"I think it's going to encourage more people to come out to this area," said Reeves.

"I think it will definitely get more people the opportunity.  You don't see a lot of boats and it might open it up more," said Smith.

The Bor Du Lac Marina is expected to be open for business March of 2010.

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