The Great Lakes Group


The First 75-Feet of the Whiskey Island Floating Breakwater

The Great Lakes Group - Whiskey Island Floating Breakwater

Since late August, we have been fabricating the all-new floating breakwater for Whiskey Island Marina. Two 150’ long steel cylindrical modules will be bolted together to create a 300′ long floating breakwater that will be anchored to the bottom of Lake Erie in front of the marina.  The 10-foot diameter breakwater will be used for wake attenuation, to protect the boats and docks in the marina basin from heavy weather. The project will be completed by mid-November.

Our team has enjoyed working on this custom project for Whiskey Island Marina. We have been interviewing our engineers and craftsman throughout the project, including our Project Engineer, Jon Leivo and Welding & Fitting Leaderman, Tim Grimes. More interviews are forthcoming; but, in the meantime, enjoy some photos and videos of our work so far.