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This Petersburg Vessel Owners Association ledger from 1958 was recently found. It shows that membership dues back then were $5 per vessel.

November 10, 1982: As dredging and parking lot construction for the new small boat harbor nears completion, Department of Transportation Project engineer John Edwards says the harbor may be operational by next fall. The dredging, which began in mid-August, is about 50-60 percent complete. As of Monday night, 288,150 cubic yards will have been removed. DOT is now estimating that 485,000 cubic yards will still have to be removed because the contractor, as allowed in contract provisions, is digging one-foot deeper than the design depth. That change, along with other minor alterations, will rai...

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