9 Mile Boat Ramp to Open to Non-Residents
Non-residents of St. Clair Shores will be able to launch their boats from 9 Mile boat ramp for the first time when it opens on April 7.
St. Clair Shores will be opening the 9 Mile Road boat ramp to non-residents for the first time this boating season.
City officials expect the change will increase revenue for the city as the ramp will be one of the only public launches for boaters between Detroit and Harrison Township.
"It's going to bring people into St. Clair Shores," said Parks and Recreation Director Greg Esler, who believes the city and businesses will benefit.
Esler said the boaters—including those who will use the ranch for leisure activities and competitive fishing—will utilize gas stations, eat in local restaurants and shop in local stores.
Additionally, the boaters will are expected to inject additional revenue into the city.
"Last year we broke even," said Esler. "We expect $5,000 in additional revenue this year."
The daily rate for residents and non-residents to launch from the ramp is $10. An annual pass will cost $65 for residents and $100 for non-residents. The ramps at Blossom Heath and Lac Sainte Claire will remain resident only.