- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A Fire Island marina damaged by Superstorm Sandy will undergo a multimillion dollar upgrade.

The National Park Service says work on the Watch Hill Marina will begin on Sept. 12.

The $5.4 million project calls for construction of a new bulkhead and an elevated electrical building.

The visitor center, bathrooms, lifeguarded beach and tent campground will be closed on Sept. 19 for the rest of the 2016 season.

Officials say the marina will be closed to ferry service and private boaters through next summer when the project is expected to be completed.

Watch Hill Marina is the sixth recovery project to be completed since Sandy struck the Fire Island National Seashore.

The project is being funded by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service.

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