City of Alpena's Marina


City of Alpena's Marina
Harbor Drive at Chisholm Street
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989.354.1761 - For slip information call 989.356.0551
Fax:  989.354.1709

 Don Gilmet  Marina Pic
Donald Gilmet
Marina Operator - Thunder Bay Shores Marine

Richard McTaggert 
Phone: 989.356.0551
Fax: 989.354.6871

Welcome to the City of Alpena's Marina. Our Marina is owned and maintained by the City of Alpena, operated by Thunder Bay Shores Marine, Inc. and governed by the policies of the Michigan State Waterways Commission, a division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. All of our guidelines follow our grant-in-aid agreement with the Michigan State Waterways Commission and City regulations.

Located on Lake Huron's Thunder Bay, the City of Alpena offers a full service marina to the boating public.

The City has outsourced the day-to-day operations of our marina to Thunder Bay Shores Marine, Inc. Under the guidance of  Rich McTaggart, our marina offers a maintenance/repair facility, marina store, friendly dockhands to help boaters cast off and tie up, refueling boats with gasoline or diesel, and a sewage pump-out station.

Rich and staff are there to provide a four-star rating to customer service. Dockhands are available 7 days a week and 12 hours a day (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) June 1 through Labor Day weekend. Dock House phone number is 989-356-6639. Channel 9 is also monitored by Thunder Bay Shores Marine. 

Spring and Fall hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Closed on Sunday

Our email is:

Stores and restaurants are only a short walk, or a peddle or two away. First time visitors soon find out why we are called a warm and friendly port.

Rates and Fees

Sewage Pump-Out Fee


Boat Launch Fees





Any person or persons who fail to pay the established boat launch fee shall be subject to a penalty of $25.00 for each and every violation thereof. Penalties shall be payable at the traffic violations bureau.

Seasonal and transient
dockage along City's dock
frontage on the Thunder
Bay River

One-half of the established rate in the City of Alpena's Marina for the same craft.

Winter Storage Rates

Length x Beam x $1.35

* Boats will not be placed into winter storage prior to September 1. All boats are required to be removed from the marina basin prior to formation of ice. All boats must be removed (from winter storage) no later than May 31.

Daytime Temporary

$5.00 daily

A maximum of three Ying-Lings may be moored per slip. Seasonal rate charged to each owner shall be proportional to the number of Ying-Lings moored and the length of slip.