The Waterways Commission

  • What is the Michigan State Waterways Commission?

    Housed within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the seven-member commission is an advisory body responsible for the acquisition, construction and maintenance of recreational harbors, channels, docking and launching facilities and administration of commercial docks in the Straits of Mackinac.

  • 2013 Emergency Dredging Community Toolkit Michigan's recreational harbors serve as an economic engine for local communities and the state. The 2013 boating season is now at risk due to a confluence of factors limiting navigability in many of the public recreational harbors throughout the state. Due to this emergency need, the State of Michigan has designed a strategic Emergency Dredging Plan to address the most critical short-term dredging needs of harbor communities for the 2013 boating season.

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