|FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION TO REPAIR LAUNCHES AT HARVEY’S LAKE
AND FORT HUNTER
|May 23, 2008
|Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will begin
replacing the launch ramps at two popular recreational areas in Luzerne and Dauphin counties following
the Memorial Day holiday.
Renovations at Harvey’s Lake, Luzerne County, and Fort Hunter, Dauphin
County, are scheduled
to begin on or about May 27. PFBC employees will remove the existing deteriorated concrete launch ramps and replace
them with new ones. The parking areas at the facilities will also be paved. All work is expected to be completed by
recognize this is going to be an inconvenience for the boaters at both areas,” said John Sinclair, PFBC Chief
of Construction and Maintenance. “But we’ve established a July deadline to complete the projects so they
can be used again by recreational boaters during the peak summer months.”
As the Memorial Day weekend begins,
the PFBC urges boaters to wear their life jackets and reminds them that May is a dangerous month because
warmer days give people the illusion that the water is warm as well. Cold water shock was the cause
of 10 of last year’s
11 boating fatalities, according to the PFBC. In the event of an accident, wearing a life jacket will
keep individuals on the surface, giving them a better chance of rescue and survival.
Harvey’s Lake is located
northwest of Wilkes-Barre off PA Route 415. Fort Hunter is located north of Harrisburg along Front Street
and the eastern shore of the Susquehanna River.