where to buy furosemide in uk us purchasing of furosemide viagra cheapest buy buy 1 pharmacy adalat ups clomid pct for sale how do i order viagra in south africa sandoz generic wellbutrin buy wellbutrin sr online viagra generic date cheap levlen ingredients depakpte no prescription usa dyazide without prescription colcrys 0.6 mg side effects erythromycin ethylsuccinate 500 mg erexin capsules bottle pharmacies america viagra rezeptfrei kaufen diarex over the counter drug market order danazol daily cialis 20 mg where to buy pristiq from canada uk pharmacies online that sell cialis doxiplus mg lisinopril hctz ranigast lekue do i need a prescription for cordarone order mycelex-g tablets where can i purchase suhagra spray buy alli uk online cheap bonnispaz drops buy viagra vilnius luvox 100mg efeitos colaterais cheap imitrex alternatives 100mg clomid pregnant tadalafil blister order viagra online overnight strattera tablets online canadian family pharmacy legit flarex without a rx tadacip online pharmacy canadian vitamix coupon codes propranolol dosage 10 mg cialis side effects alcohol buy trazzadone online no script fucidin a cosa serve order propecia singapore discount saw palmetto wiki buy real viagra pfizer can you buy viagra otc canada diclofenac sodium for sale viagra uk tesco order lasix online online pharmacies in france erythromycin 250 mg ingredients xenical online from canada claritin dosage for cats average wholesale price zyvox flagyl er generic vet vipps certified pharmacies penegra india como comprar cytotec sin receta medica healthy male internet where to get glucotrol xl what is depakote sprinkles used for generic zantac us valsartan no prescription needed amoxil 250 mg brand viagra mastercard basiron ac kaufen ordine viagra telefono buy yasminelle online buy cough syrup with codeine cheap calcium carbonate kidney stones where buy levofloxacin cytotec en panama kamagra tablets for sale topomax without a prescription augmentin 625 mg leaflet cialis online 5 mg without prescription p57 hoodia how much does celebrex cost generic propecia in united states alli 120 mg prednisone 10mg dose pack stromectol online cheap pharmacy lasix 160 mg cialis 30 mg kapseln canada viagra cheap canada pharmacy biaxin cost order propecia online 503 l thyroxin kaufen dutasteride without prescription naproxen sodium side effects aleve buy 1 mg propecia zoot z-pack bag generic feldene uk paypal buspar dosage for anxiety lasix pay online american express eczane online viagra erowid doctor online pharmacy thyroid discounted viagra for sale generic tadalafil 20mg floxin from india prednisone johor buy letrozole bodybuilding gyno cialis online cheapest usa online meds no perscription kamagra 100 chewable tablet 158 2 cialis 20 mg buy kamagra amsterdam buy cialis portugal abilify via mail order prednisone on line orderviagracanada buy dapoxetine singapore generic aceon there farmacia premature ejaculation propecia generic 4rx mail order viagra canada order cipro 500 mg japanese cialis baolong buy lasix online europe augmentin 500mg wiki 0.25 mg lexapro forum tadalafil canada cialis 10 mg pack mamba 36 paroxetine 30mg online india pharmacy sildenafil indian can you use eurax cream for thrush pariet ordering online pharmacy aleve coupons 2013 rxhealth clomid cialis 20mg cheapest canadian viagra 50mg buy diazepam uk 10mg viagra 100mg fta 4 buy cialas on line from north america mirapex dosage restless leg syndrome levitra plus cost viagra online goedkoop tetracycline online order bestellen buy tenormin no prescription lexapro 10 mgs ordering serophene online cialis 20mg cheapest purchase dapoxetine online lasix 20 mg daily starting clomid 50 mg genuine levitra online viagra 100mg ejaculate priligy online apotheke dosage 0.25mg propecia preisvergleich cialis 20 mg augmentin 375 mg syrup priligy generico funziona trileptal medication side effects medicine doxycycline 100mg viagra cheap 50 mg minocycline side effects cant sleep citrate toxicity treatment where to buy roaccutane best site for synthroid viagra effects bactrim ds no prescription buy zovirax aus camagra oral gel buy comprar diclofenac gel portugal menosan brands india farmcy on line tinidazole low cost online pharmacy paypal how long does alesse take to work zithromax canadian drugstore online what is combivent respimat zyprexa side effects weight gain bactroban cream no prescription cialis online narucivanje buy revia online at canada pharmacy lamisil website ed hardy online site viagra moterims secure viagra online nebenwirkungen nexium 40 mg buy cialis 20 mg discrete prednisone 5mg veterinarian buy water pills wellbutrin generic a101 cheap valtrex generic 69 cent.viagra coreg vpxl pill store levitra plus in italia cheapest price viagra ordering valtrex no prescription viagra generic 20 zoloft 50 mg cena buy toradol online no prescription united states generic canadian drugs cialis hong kong online pharmacy magnesium sulfate formula clomid tablets buy without prescription tadalafil 60 mg generic wellbutrin study dietmar cieslik cialias online over night delivery viagra onlineresources avanafil for sale viagra_per_nachnahme_kaufen where to buy antivert do you buyventolin onlinewithout script cialis online apotheke viagra 25 mg alcohol sildenafil 20 mg without perscription viagra da 5 mg mobicool coolers contents of suhagra tablets bentyl overnight shipping cheap synthroid 0.025 mg plavix coupons levitra 100mg vagara canadian online pharmacy for lamictal periactin canada buy phenagran wholesale viagra levitra super active buying generic viagra using paypal gold viagra from china propecia online pharmacy sellers discount pharmacy nizagara dapoxetine buy online vistaril 50mg capsules propranolol hcl 40 mg order hyaluronic acid gel for face reviews on bystolic 250 mg zithromax dosage proscar finasteride bph cipro 100 mg where can i buy qsymia online indapamide 2.5mg mylan omeprazole 20 mg nexium buspar generic buspirone aciphex patient assistance program generic viagra precautions viagra and delayed ejaculation order aricept overnight buy trimethoprim sulfomethoxazole order diflucan rx primatene mist replacement buy ampicillin online india rx from mexico clomid fertility medication buy deltasone prednisone buy tricor cialis without pres nexium mups cpmrar online viagra ireland cheap viagra genuine cipla field cialis 10mg prices generic lasix pills prescription diet pills canada dianabol nolvadex buy cheap viagra top dicyclomine hydrochloride bentyl buy generic propecia top 10 online viramune sites baytril tablets dosage for dogs cialis professional generic allergic to wellbutrin now what online medical abortion pill order clonidine overnight delivery ventolin inhalers online usa motilium lowest price z10 vajinismus paypal viagra uk sumycin dosage buy clomid online with fast shipping order salbutamol express shipping lexapro dosages what high usa pharmacy online viagra cytotec dosis canada pharmacy bupropion sr viagra 100 mg dawkowanie fda approved vigra canadian pharmacy liv 52 jaundice buy propecia uk what is shuddha guggulu cialis 50 mg tablets yasmine bleeth photos 2013 lerk jet sildenafil online cialis store can you order beconase aq beclomethasone dipropionate ed express viagra uses for lanoxin medication ic prednisone 10 mg poison ivy zepose 10mg viagra in mumbai 500 mg generic cialis buy dianabol nolvadex original levitra 20mg amoxil bd875mg precio del viagra en mexico buy fincar ciplox non perscription lenses viagra online fedex lavitra purchase online cialis mg differances clomid pct buy metoprolol succinate er dosage augmentin 600 mg prospect canadian pharmacy lopid reviews doxycycline dog buy 5mg cialis cenik buy precose pills cialis 150 mg canadian pharmacy residency programs what does dostinex look like waht is levitra plus abilify online canadian pharmacy viagra difference mg purchasing viagra on the internet buy amitriptyline 100mg buy finpecia colchicine 0.6 mg tablet wsw buy over the counter astelin online celebrex 100 mg forum antibiotics for sale 24 hour delivery lisinopril 2 5 mg canada non generic trental buy furosemide 20mg ventolin medicine is pain meds buy 100 mg viagra cialis combo buy 2.5mg cialis stromectol dosage for lice where cane i buy levothyroxine sodium 60 mg nolvadex dia metformin xr 750mg toradol medication information generic shuddha guggulu medicine order ethionamide dose doxycycline hydrochloride 115 mg order cialis tablets cialis cost 10mg buy cheap female cialis pills buy brandcialis usa online pharmacy buy vytorin mg online claritin reditabs 10mg directions cheapest viagra netherlands buspar 10mg reviews buy pharma meds daily cialis without a prescription viagra for sale canada can i buy cialis in singapore 90 cipro panic disorder retino-a cream 0,05 sold over counter does amoxicillin work for staph viagra xm radio advertised jelly kamagra 100 mg erexin maximum male strength vs female where can i buy atorvastatin benicar low price blood pressure amoxil 500 mg cost cialis 40 mg paypal take 150mg viagra viagra online check prednisone 5mg information diflucan suspension generic finpecia buy online glucophage sales cialis cut 20mg vardenafil 20 mg cheap cialis 40 mg lopressor meds himcolin bangladesh office lexapro generic australia levitra 10 mg oro angine dafalgan codeine buy viagra online with american express www.cheap erectile celebrex vs generic cheap clomid 100mg low testosterone online pharmacy how to take atarax for anxiety cephalexin cheapest price jeans estrace 2mg ivf side effects differin cream over the counter billig_viagra_online_bestellen costco travel insurance altace pills drugstore prograf online meds clomid without prescription pills zovirax cheap wellbutrin xl buy clomid cycle 2 100 mg order levlen in levitra generic 10mg the best cialis clone buy suhagra online pharmancy steroid nolvadex 5 mg viagra de 100 mg cheap propecia no rx levitra 2.5 online biorezonanta viagra delivered to your home micronase pill shortage viagra price in hyderabad viagra 300mg china will mobic make you gain weight viagra pet online lisinopril 3759 i 5 mg pregnant prednisone 60 mg canadian-pharmacy-universities cialis 5 mg .de viagra generic health cialis price 10 mg price increase brahmi prednisone 50 mg information tamsulosin high clavupen gutis labcleocin fafipa overnight pharmacy 4u order prednisone canadian pharmnacy fast viagra shipping usa nexium rx cheap viagra effects buy super viagra acyclovir ointment 5 over the counter vimax malaysia dealer antibiotics cipro 500mg cialis soft tablets online pret viagra 50mg viagra dose 25 mg buy brand priligy flomax no prescription paypal cheap viagra caverta 50 mg benazepril hctz 10 12.5mg best generic cialis difference generic levitra online brand advair diskus india proscar 5mg celebrex 100mg pfizer buy viagra cialis safe fucidin no prescription famvir vs valtrex vs zovirax viagra 120 mg online zoloft mail order buy viagra online no prescription buy ventolin online uk order hydrochlorothiazide on line india cialis generique 40mg order furosemide online reviews marcumar alternative minimum viagra for man buy cialis from china lamisil fungus medicine viagra fiyat listesi how to write out trazodone prescription levitra professional australia mestinon cheapest price yojimbo what is the medicine avapro for viagra online taiwan allegra coupons for 2014 furosemida 40 mg lasix generic viagra effectiveness parlodel 2.5mg tablet generisk viagra online chinese pharmacy online search cheap levitra albenza coupons for bed combivent without a prescription how to use beconase aq order tulsi online vendita wholesale generic albenza uses viagra soft online levitra for singapore efectos secundarios cialis yahoo famvir 500mg treatment famciclovir for shingles cordarone prospect medical group alli discount metformin 1000 mg online priligy infarmed tips for using viagra most effectively ordering nexium online relafen 750 mg street value oncology pakistan ppw viagra herbal viagra 5800mg traitement clomid 50mg hypothyroidism 50 mg synthroid buy kamagra jelly india pharma cialis mg difference therapy for depression disorder sildenafil citrate canada online
User:  Pass:        Forgot Password? Username?   |   Register
Banner
Welcome to ozaukeepress.com, your on-line source for Ozaukee County news. Each week, we post a sample of the news that appears in the Ozaukee Press print edition, as well as timely updates. To receive all the news in Ozaukee Press, please subscribe by clicking on the subscriptions.

Daily News

Share this page on facebook
A coal dock transformed PDF Print E-mail
Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 19:04

Long a dingy repository for fossil fuel, the We Energies coal dock is now Coal Dock Park, a sprawling green space that offers spectacular views and unrivaled public access to Port Washington’s lakefront

    More than 10 years in the making, Coal Dock Park opened last Thursday.

    Gone are the massive black mountain of coal where white gulls perched, the skeletal blue coal bridge and the huge freighters that docked in the west slip to fuel the power plant.

    In their place is a calm, soothing peninsula filled with green grass and dotted with 150 trees. The rail on which the former coal bridge moved as it unloaded the fuel from ships has now been transformed into a long bench along the north side of the park.

    Coal Dock Park is actually two parks — the 13 acre northern peninsula, a groomed park which opened to the public last week, and the seven acre south dock, a more naturalistic area that’s home to a bird sanctuary and opened some time ago — bordered on three sides by Lake Michigan.

    A decorative pedestrian bridge spans the power plant’s intake channel, joining the two portions of the park.

    Since the park opened, there’s been a steady stream of visitors, curious about the area that’s been under construction for the better part of the last year.

    Their curiosity has been rewarded with sweeping vistas of the city and lakefront.

    “It gives people another perspective of the city, one from the lake,” City Administrator Mark Grams said. “It’s a view you didn’t get before unless you had a boat. I don’t think anyone will be disappointed when they go out there.

    “It’s everything I thought it could be when we started this project.”

    Mayor Tom Mlada said people who have visited the park have been effusive in their praise.

    “It’s phenomenal,” Mlada said. “Everyone who goes out there loves it. It’s going to be a source of pride for the city for years to come.”

    The transformation from an industrial behemoth to a recreational showcase expected to draw crowds from throughout the region has its roots in the history of We Energies.

    When the Port Washington power plant was built in the heart of the Great Depression, crews dug 275,000 cubic yards of dirt from the south bluff to accommodate the new facility, using the soil to fill a portion of the lakebed and create the coal dock.

    When the new plant opened in 1935 until the utility announced plans to convert the facility to one powered by natural gas, hundreds if not thousands of freighters stopped in Port Washington, dropping tons of coal at the dock with each visit.

    Power plant officials estimate that every month from August 1932 until June 19. 2004, freighters took coal through the Great Lakes to the Port plant, depositing an average 18,000 tons monthly.

    The ships’ visits were an attraction for residents and tourists, who would flock to the lakeshore to watch the coal being unloaded.

    The towering coal bridge, which was used for decades to move the fuel from the freighters to the dock, was felled on Sept. 21, 1989, when self-unloading ships took over the lake.

    We Energies’ decision to convert the power plant to a gas-fired facility paved the way for Coal Dock Park, a process that took more than a decade to complete and encompassed three mayor’s terms.

    Former mayor Mark Gottlieb and Grams worked to hammer out an agreement with the utility that would allow the conversion, but with conditions. Among the conditions — that the utility do all it could to ensure the coal dock would remain open for public use.

    “I think, to some degree, people don’t realize the comprehensive nature of that agreement,” Gottlieb said of the 2002 pact, noting the city gained not only the park but also millions of dollars in mitigation payments, the southern extension of Wisconsin Street and land.

    “I think the agreement has served the city well,” he said.

    The park is perhaps the most visible result of the agreement, he said.

    “At the time, we just knew there was a lot of land out there. We knew we needed to make sure it went into public use, but I don’t think we had any real definitive vision for what it should be,” Gottlieb said. “It is a fantastic addition to the city.

    “Previously as you came off Wisconsin Street, you had a gate to the power plant there. Now, you have open pedestrian and vehicular access to the lake. And when you go out there, you have an unobstructed view of the lake and of the city. It’s a different perspective you can’t get anywhere else.”

    Gottlieb’s successor, Scott Huebner, and other city officials spent years planning for the park and working with the state to ensure the city was able to use the land.

    Because the coal dock is primarily man-made land created on the publicly owned lakebed, control of the land transferred to the State of Wisconsin once the utility had no use for it.

    Although the city wanted to open the property to the public, it could not directly gain control of the land. After years of negotiations, We Energies leased the coal dock land from the State of Wisconsin and the City of Port subleased the land from the utility.

    The 50-year lease can be renewed for similar terms after it expires.

    “The coal dock itself provided a valuable resource for the power plant, but now it is a resource for the city and downtown,” Huebner said. “It’s definitely a great addition. It lightens up the downtown a bit and softens up the look of the power plant. And it provides better access to the south beach.”

    With input from residents, the city created a $27 million, decade-long plan to guide development of the coal dock — everything from walking trails to a multi-use community center, a themed interactive area, performance area, observation tower and deep-water docks.

    The current work realizes only the beginning of that plan, but it shows what an asset the dock will be, Huebner said.

    “I think it’s great,” he said. “I think this accomplishes everything I had hoped for.

    “It’s open to the public now, which is what it was all about.”

    Although the city had hoped to open Coal Dock Park in June, weather and logistics delayed the opening.

    On Thursday, Aug. 15, the park was opened to pedestrians and the following day to vehicles. A grand opening celebration is slated for Sept. 28 and 29.

    Only minor items remain to be completed on the $2 million project, Public Works Director Rob Vanden Noven said, including some electrical work and the planting of grass and of native plants around the boardwalk on the far east side.

    But that’s not to say work on the park is completed. The city will continue to develop the park for years to come, seeking donations for at least some of the amenities.

    The city has a grant to help fund a small, lower dock area along the north side of the coal dock, Vanden Noven said, and interpretive signs may be installed in the park.

    Plans for a memorial pavilion commemorating Tyler Buczek and Peter Dougherty, who drowned off the Port Washington shore last year, and a bench in Buczek’s honor have been approved for the dock, which is already home to a World War II memorial.

    The city is looking into the possibility of placing a railing along the 1,000-foot-long promenade on the north side of the coal dock. Currently there is nothing to keep pedestrians walking there from falling into the water below.

    And on Tuesday, the Common Council approved plans for a 37-foot-tall, 50-foot wide sign at the entry to the park.

    The sign, which is estimated to cost a total of $68,000, would be financed through fundraising, Vanden Noven said.

    Adam Brown, owner of Sign Effectz Inc. and a member of Port Washington Main Street who designed the sign, said the goal was to reflect the history of the coal dock.

    The sign, which will be partially lit, incorporates two intersecting steel trusses that recall the coal bridge with an oval medallion at the center. The medallion has a stylized boat and waves, along with the name “Coal Dock Park.”

    “I really like the design,” Ald. Mike Ehrlich said. “It think it’s really cool and does reflect the history of the coal dock and the big blue crane.”

 


 

Image Information: (Top) A freighter was unloaded at the Wisconsin Electric Power Co. coal dock, circa 1950.     Press file photo

(Bottom) Port Washington’s Coal Dock Park, Aug. 20, 2013.   Photo by Bill Schanen IV


Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy
 

Who's Online

We have 915 guests and 3 members online
Port Washington, WI, US

Now
Fair
46°F, Windchill: 46°F
Wind: 3 mph S
Humidity: 43%
Visibility: 0 mi
pressure: 30.28 in steady
Sunrise: 5:18 am
Sunset: 8:17 pm
Fri
Partly Cloudy
Hi: 54°F, Low: 44°F
Sat
Mostly Sunny
Hi: 66°F, Low: 52°F
Sun
PM Showers
Hi: 60°F, Low: 52°F
Mon
AM Thunderstorms
Hi: 72°F, Low: 61°F
Tue
Scattered Thunderstorms
Hi: 73°F, Low: 58°F
advertisement
Banner
Banner
Banner