MARQUETTE — Four people drowned off the Lake Superior shoreline within the city limits this summer. The tragedies sparked public discussion on waterfront safety and community members and city officials have been working together to make sure there will never be another summer like it.
On Monday the Marquette City Commission appointed seven people to take the lead in making Marquette the “model” Great Lakes community for waterfront safety. The commission unanimously appointed the seven to the waterfront safety task force.
The task force is charged with looking at four key areas of waterfront safety: education/awareness, shore/beach support, off-shore/float support and emergency preparedness and response.