Pensaukee Harbor

Chicago District
Published Jan. 9, 2024
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Project Description and Background

Serves as a shallow draft recreational harbor. Project depth is 8 feet. Contains nearly one mile of federal navigation channel stretching from the mouth of the Pensaukee River into Lake Michigan.

This project serves primarily charter fishing and recreational navigation interests. The local community has established a significant infrastructure around the harbor facilities that generates income from harbor users and visitors to the area.

Maintenance dredging is required infrequently. The harbor was last dredged in 1993. Maintenance dredging is currently required.

Current Status

Available funds will be used to perform real estate activities required for the management of out grants, real property holdings, agreements, and rights of entry.

Loss of available depth within the center half width of the channel ranges from 2 to 4 ft and over 4 ft for the western ¾ mile of the milelong channel

Project Authorization

Rivers and Harbors Acts of 1937