Broad Creek Marina employees Eric Evans, foreground, and Nate Jones put caps on pilings for a new boat lift under construction at the marina on Thursday. J&W Corp., which runs a twice-weekly barge service between the marina and Daufuskie Island, is contesting a state permit issued in June allowing construction of the boat lift. J&W contends the expansion will create navigational and safety hazards for its 120-foot long barge, which already must manage tidal shifts and other factors in Broad Creek. Marina owner Roger Freedman says the lift would only stand out a few feet further than boats tied up next to the pier and won't impede dock access.
Broad Creek Marina employees Eric Evans, foreground, and Nate Jones put caps on pilings for a new boat lift under construction at the marina on Thursday. J&W Corp., which runs a twice-weekly barge service between the marina and Daufuskie Island, is contesting a state permit issued in June allowing construction of the boat lift. J&W contends the expansion will create navigational and safety hazards for its 120-foot long barge, which already must manage tidal shifts and other factors in Broad Creek. Marina owner Roger Freedman says the lift would only stand out a few feet further than boats tied up next to the pier and won't impede dock access. Jay Karr, staff photo
Broad Creek Marina employees Eric Evans, foreground, and Nate Jones put caps on pilings for a new boat lift under construction at the marina on Thursday. J&W Corp., which runs a twice-weekly barge service between the marina and Daufuskie Island, is contesting a state permit issued in June allowing construction of the boat lift. J&W contends the expansion will create navigational and safety hazards for its 120-foot long barge, which already must manage tidal shifts and other factors in Broad Creek. Marina owner Roger Freedman says the lift would only stand out a few feet further than boats tied up next to the pier and won't impede dock access. Jay Karr, staff photo

Barge operator challenging Broad Creek Marina project

November 10, 2012 7:12 PM