by Jeffrey Zampanti,

The Kenosha Harbor is on the verge of a major alteration, a move city officials believe is necessary to eliminate depth issues, reduce maintenance and potentially improve safety.

The Public Works Committee recently agreed on a $3.65 million proposal to extend the north pier to the center of the existing break wall in an attempt to stop silt and sediment from building up at the mouth of the harbor. The local port is identified as a harbor of safe refuge and serves as Kenosha’s primary passage into Lake Michigan.

Strong northerly storms and powerful currents frequently move sand toward the Kenosha shoreline and past the North Pier Lighthouse.

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