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Work still waits for revamped marina

Posted: March 5, 2013 - 5:00pm

The Web site for Clarks Hill Lake’s newest commercial marina is “under construction,” but the project’s owners still have much to accomplish before ground is broken.

“The site assessment and engineering are currently being conducted, and this must be done prior to any site preparation and construction of facilities,” said Russell Wicke, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the reservoir.

The Columbia County site, former known as Little River Marina, was leased last June to Classic City Marinas of Athens, Ga., whose other facilities include Sinclair Marina near Milledgeville, Ga., where a $5.5 million renovation recently was completed.

According to the company’s Web site, the new facility at Clarks Hill Lake, also known as Lake Thurmond, will be called Thurmond Marina.

Under the terms of the lease with the corps, the site eventually will include new docks with mooring capability, increased parking for day visitors, large boat trailer parking stalls, a modern dry-storage facility with launching/recovery system for dry-storage boats and above-ground fuel storage and dispensing systems.

The company’s owner, Mike Jansen, has said future phases could include a store and perhaps a restaurant.

Corps officials continue to work with the new operator to make sure the area is carefully studied before final design plans and construction can begin.

“The project has proposed stages of construction and amenity development,” Wicke said. “The time lines have not changed and Phase 1 of the development plan is proceeding normally.”

In addition to the planned Thurmond Marina and Sinclair Marina, the company also operates Crooked Creek Marina in Eatonton, Ga., and Clemson Marina on Lake Hartwell near Seneca, S.C.

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Little Lamb

Thurmond Marina?

I mentioned this over on the on-line Chronicle site; but Classic City Marinas should think long and hard about their proposed name for their new marina. The name Thurmond does not go over well over here on the Georgia side.

That's not a dig at the late former senator J. Strom Thurmond. I have great respect for his legacy and his memory. But re-naming the lake for him after many years was not kosher.


Dittos to that LL; old timers

Dittos to that LL; old timers on this side still feel bitter over that.

Robert Harris

They still have a lot of work

They still have a lot of work ahead of them and now they have to increase the pace of their work to finish the work fast. However, all sorts of boats need to be properly maintained, if any boat needs repair then you should approach a reputed repairing facility like Dixon's Marine Group 2000 Inc. which offers fiberglass boat repair service as well.


This is not a small game or a

This is not a small game or a small plan. It is their responsibility to make the work awesome according to the plan. So let them take their own time and make it perfect. Media must support them to achieve their goal of this work.check this site

Paul Ricca

They have to conduct more

They have to conduct more surveys to make sure that the place is safer. However, this holiday if you are going to take your yacht to have a relaxing time on the beautiful blue water, then make sure that your yacht is in good condition, go online to buy new parts. There are online stores which offer parts for offshore yachts at a reasonable price.


When it comes to such

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