Associated Press

Construction on a $15 million public dock and terminal along the Detroit River in downtown Detroit is moving forward and the facility is expected to be ready for Great Lakes cruise ships next year.

The two-story terminal is located near Renaissance Center. The Detroit Free Press reports Monday that ships holding up to about 420 passengers will be able to dock and unload visitors.

The dock also will be used by tour boats, water taxis, tall ships and possibly recreational boaters making day trips to Canada. Inside, the terminal will have a waiting area for 100 to 200 passengers.

Largely dormant since the 1960s, Great Lakes cruises began a revival in the mid-1990s. Plans for the terminal have been in the works for years.


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