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Bustos Announces More Than $1.4 Million in Federal Funding for Rock Island Marina Repairs

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the Rock Island Marina will receive a total of $1,422,283 in federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funding will be used to address damage to the Marina caused by severe storms and flooding to ensure it is safe for the public. The project …

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Boaters at Sunset Marina Ready to Launch Despite Flood, Rain, Lack of Electricity

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — Sunset Marina in Rock Island has been without electricity since April 29, but boaters took advantage of the sunny weather breaks this Memorial Day weekend to get their boats dusted and cleaned for the season. “Our die-hards are definitely here (this weekend). The ones that are kind of fair-weather boaters haven’t …

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Rock Island to Give Credits to Some Boaters at Sunset Marina

On Monday night, the Rock Island City Council voted unanimously to give credits to boaters affected by extreme flooding at Sunset Marina. The credits would save boaters hundreds of dollars and cost the city more than $30,000, according to estimates from the city and F3 Marina, the Milwaukee-based company that took over management of the …

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Despite Flooding, Sunset Marina Management off to Good Start

ROCK ISLAND — Even a 2,500-mile boat trip could not possibly have prepared Sunset Marina’s new general manager, Denise Browning, for her new job considering all the flooding that went on this spring and early summer along the Mississippi River. Browning, who went on half the Great American Cruisers’ loop in 2013-2014 and realized she …

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