OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Wright’s Landing Marina in the City of Oswego is closed to the public.
Due to rising water levels on Lake Ontario, the Oswego Mayor’s Office has issued the emergency closure. All boats that are docked at the marina are asked to vacate the area until the order has been lifted. Launching of boats is also prohibited during this time.
This is a temporary order that will be lifted once it is safe for people to be in the marina.
In a statement, City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow said, “We’ve done absolutely everything we can do to avoid closing Wright’s Landing Marina. We’ve built temporary ramps to raise our marina docks but the water has continued to rise, breaching the marina walls and flooding the entire area. It is simply not a safe situation and I encourage folks to avoid the marina area all together. I fully realize the inconvenience placed on those who regularly use Wright’s Landing Marina so we will offer refunds to our tenants and I will continuously monitor the lake levels and will re-open the marina as soon as I possibly can.”
The City of Oswego will offer refunds to those who choose to vacate their rented dock slip. For those who wish to continue use of the dock slip, a discount on the seasonal rate will be given.
If there are any questions or concerns about the marina, people are encouraged to call the Oswego DPW at (315) 343-5055.
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