San Diego Boat Launch to Reopen

By Karen Robes Meeks

The boat launch at Shelter Island is expected to reopen on Dec. 21, the Port of San Diego announced this week. The boat launch has been closed to the public since construction began to make the facility safer and easier to navigate.

The contractor will remain on site through January 2019 to complete other tasks, including beach grading and site cleanup.

Improvements made include widening the basin area where boats maneuver by 80 percent, adding length to boarding floats and installing a newer launch ramp. The project also included making improvements to the public docks and walkways, nearby parking and bringing restrooms to current ADA-standards. Visit for more information.

By Sarah Spangler