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Updated: April 16, 2024

DiMillo's, Peaks Island marinas to receive $3M for infrastructure upgrades

Courtesy / DiMillo’s Marina DiMillo’s Marina in Portland received $1.4 million in federal funds toward a $2 million project to add transient berths, dockage and more.

Two Maine marinas will receive a total of $3 million in federal funds to make infrastructure improvements.

DiMillo's Marina, on Commercial Street in Portland, and Peaks Island Marina are the recipients of the money, which comes from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant Program.

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, and U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine 1st District, announced the awards in a joint statement. 

“Marinas are an important part of supporting Maine’s recreation and tourism economies, connecting Maine people and visitors alike with the scenic coastlines and working waterfronts our great state has to offer,” the lawmakers said.

The federal grants are designed to contribute to improve local waterways.

DiMillo’s Marina received $1,422,731 in federal funds and has a non-federal match of $582,016, for a total of $2,004,747. The marina plans to partner with the Maine Department of Transportation to add two 75-foot transient berths and add 70 feet of side-tie dockage to extend the current dockage to 200 linear feet.

The marina will also replace aging pilings, install three-phase power, add a more accessible gangway, build a boater’s lounge and replace an aging fuel dock.

Peaks Island Marina received $1.5 million in federal funds and has a non-federal match of $2,199,094 for a total of $3,699,094. With the Maine Department of Transportation, the marina plans to add 30 dedicated transient slips and 1,438 linear feet of transient side-tie dockage, along with a wave attenuation system, an added fueling system and utilities.

The grants for Maine are among more than $21 million announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week to support construction, renovation and maintenance of marinas and other boating facilities for outdoor recreation and waterway access.

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