(PLATTSBURGH- Monday April 10th, 2023) - Starting on Monday April 24th, Caldwell Marine International will begin a two year project to be located on the northerly portion of the Wilcox Dock, also known as the Plattsburgh Terminal. While the work zone will be fenced off and closed for recreational use, the southerly portion will remain open to the community, including the Department of Environmental Conservation's public access boat launch. Fencing and signs will be installed in areas that are closed for public use.
A map showing the restricted area can be seen here.
Although commonly thought of as City-owned property, the Wilcox Dock terminal is property of the NYS Canal Corporation. The activity at Wilcox Dock will support the Champlain Hudson Power Express project and this site will serve as a receiving point for materials via truck and barge that will support the project, as well as a launching point for workers laying cables underneath concrete mats in Lake Champlain.
The City recognizes that the closed off section of Wilcox Dock is frequently used for fishing, launching boats and picnicking, and suggests that residents utilize the many other public spaces along Lake Champlain for these activities during the closure. These locations include; Champlain Monument Park, Peace Point Park, Sailor’s Beach, Centennial Park and Plattsburgh City Beach. The Wilcox Dock marina will remain open and accessible to boat slip holders.
For more information about the project please visit the Champlain Hudson Power Express project website. Additional questions can be directed to Michael Sullivan at the New York State Corporation at 518-424-3447.