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Bethlehem Steel Plant site rehabilitation


Jimdski

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Governor Hochul announced a $69 million project to open up the property including opening the waterfront to public use. As a youth we snuck back there to fish off the beach for perch, catfish, sheephead and anything else in the deeper offshore waters. Let us hope it opens up a trailer boat launch ramp since the safe harbor ramps are gridlocked on holiday weekends. Other wise it is a longer drive to  Chautauqua County State ramps and Sturgeon Point ramps for Southtowns residents. Boaters whether you use kayaks, sailboats, canoes, jet skis or recreational fishing boats get on board to see that this money is used now.

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After 125 years the public has been restricted from access to Lake Erie waterfront property. Bethlehem Steel shut down in 1982 and 39 years have passed without public access to Lake Erie shorelines. Governor Hochul whose father worked in the steel mills has finally started to end this restriction and we need to support this action. Before air conditioning my Grandmother pitched a tent on Woodlawn Beach for her family use to escape summer heat in the cooler lake breezes. Let us get behind to support this action.

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At the mouth of Smokes Creek and the new Dona Street it is three miles to Seneca Shoal. Early spring walleye night trolling starts right here. Meyers Reef is a couple miles farther. Buffalo Harbor ramps are over loaded and boat traffic is heavy there on holidays and weekends. Southtowns residents will save several miles of round  trip travel over land and water. The new Dona Street will be convenient to the launch area. 

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