- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A $22 million port development along downtown Detroit’s riverfront that aimed to be a stopping point for Great Lakes cruise ships hasn’t worked out as planned.

The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/1TAHMOw ) that four years after construction of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority public dock the facilities are used almost exclusively by a catering company for weddings and other events. Parties also are offered on a yacht.

The newspaper says only one cruise ship has docked this year at the 21,000-square-foot building near the Renaissance Center - the same number as in 2014. The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority building, meanwhile, is used by Troy-based Continental Services for events.

John Loftus, the port authority’s executive director, says the facility attracts visitors and creates jobs. There’s hope, however, for future cruise business.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/


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