• Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Open for Business

The boat lifts have been active in town and docks have been transformed from desolate wooden fingers in an ice encrusted landscape to the main arteries of activity, bustling with boaters and fishermen getting their vessels ready for the season. The Dyckman Avenue Bascule Bridge, which has been under construction since the end of last season, opened for masted boat traffic on April 15. Until the April 30, the bridge will remain in the open position from 6pm to 7am and all day on the weekends. Boaters seeking an opening on a weekday should contact the City of South Haven at 269-637-0737 or 269-637-1825, with 12 hours notice. The bridge will resume regular operations no later than May 1, with the bascule opening every 1/2 hour, as needed for masted traffic, from 7am - 11pm, seven days a week.