We recently posted “No Swimming” signs at the entrance of the docks. These signs refer to Electric Shock Drowning, which is a dangerous situation present in any marina or area with electricity near water. This is also the reason the dock electrical system is designed to trip whenever there is an excess amount of current leakage into the water. It can be frustrating when it trips, but it is designed to create the safest marina possible. If there is an outage on the dock, please call the office as soon as possible to speak with someone, leave a voicemail, or send an email. Voicemails and email will be checked regularly on a daily basis.
The New Orleans Municipal Yacht Harbor Management Corporation (MYHMC), a public benefit corporation of the City of New Orleans, leases and manages all of the City’s property at West End – the property located between the New Basin Canal & the 17th Street Canal, outside of the levee/flood wall, except for Orleans Marina (and the surrounding boathouses and businesses), SYC and a sliver of Jefferson Parish along the 17th Street Canal.
For over a century the City has been responsible for West End. It has seen its ups and downs, but has always been an important part of life in the City.