Cornwall boat launch dock open for business

In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 supplied photo, a large crane lifts a City of Cornwall dock out of the St. Lawrence River. A quick repair had to be made before the dock was put back in and reopened to boaters. (Supplied via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – One of Cornwall’s waterfront docks near the RCAF Association Wing is back in business, a little more than three weeks after it was damaged.

A crane lifted the dock out of the water Thursday morning and made a quick repair to the listing dock, which has been off-limits to boaters since July 25.

A sudden surge in the water level on the St. Lawrence River had caused the anchor chain, connected to a concrete block on the river bottom, to get caught up under water, pulling down one side of the dock.

In the past three weeks, the other dock has been available for boaters and anglers.

In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 supplied photo, a worker guides the crane operator as a city boat launch dock is put back in the St. Lawrence River. Note the chain and concrete block at the end of the dock, which got caught up underwater, causing the dock to get pulled down on one side. (Supplied via Newswatch Group)