City council has approved moving the Norgoma Musuem vessel to a temporary location away from the Bondar Marina.
City staff has secured a temporary location for the vessel behind the Algoma Steel section of dock that is being made available by Purvis Marine.
The estimated cost to move the vessel to the temporary site is approximately 50-thousand dollars and a storage rate of 40-dollars per day will apply once at the Algoma berth.
That cost will be the responsibility of the vessel’s owner the St. Mary’s River Marine Heritage Centre—-a board member of the centre told council last night that they can’t afford that cost and the ship at that temporary site will not be accessible to the public.
The deadline for moving the vessel is April 15th or as soon as the weather and ice conditions permit.