Municipal Marina Opens in Troy, New YorkPublished on April 29, 2021
Located on the Hudson River, the City of Troy is a gateway to New York’s canal system. With the completion of the Troy Downtown Marina last fall, the city now offers 800 linear feet of side tie dockage along its waterfront.
“Our old marina was damaged in Hurricane Irene (2011), and we were awarded FEMA funding for it,” said Troy’s Deputy Mayor Monica Kurzejeski. The city also received mitigation funding to replace its 100-year-old seawall.
The marina, adjacent to the city’s new Riverfront park, has eight-feet-wide aluminum floating docks with wood decking. The docks rise and fall with the tides (and with flooding). The marina also includes a new dockmaster’s building, a new shower trailer with bathrooms, and a gas and diesel fueling station where people can fill up their boats before entering the canal system.
The marina’s slips are all transient, but do offer electricity and water for boaters who want to stay a few days.
The city left some of the historic large iron tie-ons along the seawall to enable bigger boats – up to 250 feet long – to dock there. They’re used by two cruise lines that provide tours of the Hudson River area.
While lockdowns during the COVID-pandemic slowed the marina’s construction, they did not dampen the city’s enthusiasm for its new marina and the adjacent park. “It’s been a transformational project for the city,” said Kurzejeski.