What’s Happening at Port of Erie!

Movie on the Mural: At Dobbins Landing, on Saturday October 12th. The featured film, Hotel Transylvania, will be projected on the Bicentennial tower at sunset, around 7pm; viewers are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to watch the movie from the 17ft deck. 

 Port Eerie Costume 5k: on Sunday October 20th. The race starts at 11am at Liberty Park, and registration begins at 10am. Runners are highly encouraged to run dressed in costumes! Participants will travel along the Bayfront, enjoying a flat scenic route, and then finish the race at Liberty Park. The race fee is $17 and includes a T-shirt. Following shortly after the 5k will be the voting for the costume contest- categories will be split between kids and adults and include the following: best costume, hardest costume to run in, most explanation required costume, and funniest costume.

Port of Erie Pumpkin Decorating: at the Land Lighthouse on Sunday October 27th for the pumpkin decorating! The event will start at 2pm and all decorators are encouraged to bring your own pumpkin (BYOP!) However, we will also have a limited number for sale at the pavilion. Pumpkin painting will be available for all ages, and pumpkin carving is available for ages 16 and up! 

WOLVERINE PARK TRANSIENT MARINA

The Wolverine Park Transient Marina is designed specifically for boaters who desire to rent dock space for short stays in Erie. Forty slips are available in the marina’s sheltered dockage. Group rates and Boat US discounts available. Visit our website at https://www.lakeshoretowing.com/wolverine-park-marina/. 

Where is it?
Wolverine Park Transient Marina is located at the corner of the Bayfront Parkway and State Street. Visiting boaters will be within walking distance of boat repairs and service stations, downtown Erie, the Maritime Museum and Brig Niagara, Dobbins Landing and numerous restaurants/taverns. Please call 814-874-0698

 

LAMPE CAMPGROUND AFTER HOURS INFORMATION

Weekends and Holidays
Please contact (814) 434-3078 for EMERGENCIES or RESERVATION CONFIRMATION 
No reservations can be made or modified through this contact number. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2018

 Wolf Administration Announces New State Investments to the Port of Erie
 

Erie, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced $2.7 million in new state investments to the Erie Western PA Port Authority designed to spur economic development through the Port of Erie. This award elevates the Department of Transportation’s three-year commitment to the Port of Erie to $11,589,000, which features a $6,737,750 grant award to Donjon Shipyard and Repair.

“These investments reflect my administration’s commitment to spurring the ongoing revitalization efforts in Erie and the growth of its economy,” Governor Wolf said. “We want to work closely with the Erie region to support its vision for future growth.”

The funding will be utilized for multiple projects, which continue to support the maritime economy in northwestern Pennsylvania. Highlighted projects include $1,600,000 for the reconstruction of the northern seawall on East Dobbins Landing, $350,000 toward a new mobile crane and $90,000 for a road salt pad expansion at the terminal.  The most recent investments were made possible through PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund.

Freight is an important economic generator for any region. Moving freight by truck, rail, and waterway allows businesses to accept raw materials for production and get finished products to customers. Quick and efficient transport of freight is the backbone of many local, regional, state, and national economies.

“Erie’s port plays an important role in the state’s commerce and goods movement,” Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “This is another example of how transportation investment supports jobs and stimulates local economies.”

The economic impacts generated by marine cargo activity in Erie, including U.S. domestic commerce, Canadian domestic commerce, and international traffic include industry, supported 757 jobs.  Additionally, the direct business revenue associated with marine activity in Erie exceeds $63.6 million, $49.6 million in direct and indirect wages and generation of state taxes in the amount of $5.1 million annually as outlined in the July 2018 Economic Impact Study commissioned by the Erie Western PA Port Authority.


Port of Erie Economic Impacts Study Results Released

Supports Over 757 Jobs & Contributes $90.8 Million in Economic Activity

Washington, DC (September 12, 2018) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership announces the release of Economic Impacts of the Port of Erie, a report documenting the many contributions made by the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority and Great Lakes Seaway Shipping to the City of Erie, Erie County, State of Pennsylvania and Great Lakes region.

The study reports that in 2017 the Port of Erie and maritime commerce supported:

  • 757 jobs
  • $90.8 million in economic activity
  • $49.6 million in personal income and local consumption expenditures
  • $19.2 million in federal and state tax revenue

“This report demonstrates the significant impact that the maritime industry has on our region,” says Brenda A. Sandberg, Executive Director, Port of Erie. “We are proud to have served Erie for close to 50 years; supporting industrial, commercial and recreational opportunities. With over $90.8 million in annual economic activity, we will continue to serve as a powerful economic engine for Erie and the State of Pennsylvania in the future.”

Download the Press Release

Download the Report: Economic Impacts of the Port of Erie

Download the Report: Economic Impacts of Maritime Shipping in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region (Executive Summary)

 

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