Merco Docks Help Town Celebrate Independence Day

By Eric Haun
Monday, July 07, 2014
Activity in the Wellsburg area over the 4th of July weekend. (Photo courtesy of Merco Marine)

Local dock builder donates temporary docks to support Independence Day festivities.

The City of Wellsburg’s courtesy docks are missing for the 2014 boating season after being deemed unsafe for public use and completely removed from the 12th street launch ramp area this past winter.

The docks are typically used by the area’s boaters for 4th of July festivities in Wellsburg, where boating is a large part of the local community. With no city docks, there would be no public water based commerce or other boating activity over the holidays.

That’s where Merco Marine, a local manufacturer of boat docks and dock building components and accessories, stepped in, giving the city 140’ of loaner dock to temporarily use to facilitate the public’s need for river access this Independence Day. The docks were loaned to the city completely free of charge, and several representatives from Merco were on sight to get the temporary courtesy docks in place safely and securely.

The docks were manufactured last summer for the vintage hydroplane events held in New Martinsville, where Merco is a sponsor.

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  • The gray section of dock shown in the lower right hand corner was donated to the city of Wellsburg a few years ago to provide boaters utilizing the launch ramp easier access to launching their watercraft without having to walk all the way over to the city dock. (Photo courtesy of Merco Marine)

    The gray section of dock shown in the lower right hand corner was donated to the city of Wellsburg a few years ago to provide boaters utilizing the launch ramp easier access to launching their watercraft without having to walk all the way over to the city dock. (Photo courtesy of Merco Marine)

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