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DUNKIRK Remove boat near city pier

There are times in recent years when Common Council members have gone overboard in their criticism of the Holiday Harbor Marina at Chadwick Bay on the Dunkirk waterfront. Owned by the city, the marina has faced some sort of turmoil almost regularly.

Earlier this month, council members did not hold back when discussing some issues. “There have been many citizens, including myself, that are disappointed to say the least, about the unkempt docks owned by (Charles) Pringle,” Dunkirk Councilwoman Natalie Luczkowiak said. “There are two obvious messes, one being docks washed ashore across from the Steger Apartments. And then there’s that huge tourist boat (the former Summer Wind) parked on Lake Shore Drive dock where people like to park during events.”

Other comments aside, her point on the former Chautauqua Lake Summer Wind needs to be addressed. No other resident — or vehicle owner — would be allowed to park in a prime location near the Dunkirk Pier for days or months without some sort of penalty.

Dunkirk needs to have that boat relocated in a less conspicuous place. It’s not a tourist attraction and it’s unappealing to the waterfront.

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