The layout of the Floating Dock System at Shelburne Bay Park was designed by the Harbormaster, Dan Couture, and constructed by The Dock Doctors. The layout the Floating Dock System at Shelburne Bay Park was designed by the Harbormaster, Dan Couture, and constructed by The Dock Doctors.
The heavy duty commercial quality floating docks incorporate a galvanized truss style frame with pressure treated decking and polyethylene flotation.
In addition, a commercial quality bumper is secured with stainless steel screws to the entire perimeter of the floating dock sections. A 30 foot long ramp, along with three-twenty foot floating sections, extend the dock out into a depth of
about eight feet when Lake Champlain is 96' above sea level.
The six foot wide floating sections allow for sufficient for loading and unloading space. Overnighting on the docks is not permitted at any time due to the fact that a northerly wind can cause the dock system to ossilate up and down to a great extent between wave intervals.
The docks are annually installed around the first week of May and hauled-out roughly during the third week of October.