By admin ~ March 1st, 2013. Filed under: Gulf Coast-East.
The facelift for Port Eads Marina in Plaquemines Parish is nearing completion. Scheduled to open this summer, the renovated marina just south of Venice, Louisiana, will have 35 boat slips, a bait and ice shop, fuel station, fishing camps, a weigh station, and a boardwalk. The facility is largely self-contained with its own sewage treatment operation and water tank, with structures approximately 11 feet above sea level. Accessible only by boat, Port Eads is the last weigh station at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the marina was a popular fuel stop and harbor for cruisers, deep-water vessels, commercial fishermen, and oil industry vessels. Local officials hope the newly-rebuilt marina will boost the local economy, which has been ailing since Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.