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Excellent marina located in the center of Huron, OH. Diesel is available just south at Huron Yacht Club which fuel dock is adjacent to the river. On 1 July, I paid $3.50/gallon, non-member price. On approach river depth is 30 feet and was cluttered with debris from recent weather systems turning up the river. Entry to the marina is a sharp right into a small turning basin, so via channel 9, announce arrival and prepare your lines/fenders prior to entry. Fairway width appears to be 40 feet and slips are marked. On pier “H” water depth is 10.5 ft. The features that set this marina above others include; docking support; excellent WIFI; excellent restroom and shower facilities; nearby eateries, Comfort Inn and beaches; and, Market Huron .5 mi walk. This historic town displays signage to describe its notable history which began in 1809. I enjoyed the Gathering Grounds Coffee House.

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The harbor includes the Mentor Harbor Yachting Club and municipal Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve and Marina. Channel entrance is reduce in half by a seawall extension presumable to protect the inner harbor, be mindful of boat traffic. The Mentor Harbor Yachting Club and its fuel dock is located immediately on the right. On July 23, I paid $3.99/gallon diesel. I did not patronize the facilities of the club which looked very nice. I surmise transients are placed across the turning basin which access to club facilities is by a ferryboat. At the end of the transient pier ring the bell for transfer; to return arrange transfer at the fuel dock. At the transient location is a restroom and shower facility. Water depth is 10 feet at the transient slip.

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A quiet marina located at the west end Sandusky has a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. The unmarked approach to its entrance is generally 10ft water depth. Restrooms are clean and a grade better than most marina facilities. WIFI is excellent and security is controlled via one gate to the marina which requires a VOB from the office. With fairways exceeding 50ft, it has floating wood piers with 30/50 amp, and water services. Fuel (gas only), pumpout, and dock assistance is available; in advance call marina on channel 69. Walking west about 8 minutes from the marina is a bar-grille, an additional 10 minutes is the C Toft Ice Cream Parlor. Walking east about 20 minutes is Cobbs burger and ice cream, Pizza House, and a coin-operated/drop-off laundry. The latter is an alternative to the free marinas washing and dryer machines adjacent to the restrooms. Two to three mile walk east from the marina is downtown Sandusky.

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A family friendly marina has a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. On the approach stay in the center of the entrance channel; I observed 5 to 6 depth feet at the entry which increased to 7 feet depth while on center. The inner harbor and fairways are between 8 and 9 feet depth. Boats resident in this marina are power boats, maybe one small sailboat. Restrooms are clean and a grade better than most marina facilities. WIFI is excellent and security is controlled via one gate to the marina which requires a gate-key from the office. The fuel dock is just inside the entrance channel, I purchased diesel on 6 August at $3.42/gallon. I patronized the Overboard Bar and Grill recently upgraded with a beach ambience, note the great white shark decorating its roof.

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Cozy marina with good services and facilities. Really enjoyed the open air covered patio of the Sandpiper grill/bar.

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