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Bay St. Louis harbor needs $375,000 for wave screen

BAY ST. LOUIS — Bay St. Louis leaders may use an additional $375,000 to install a wave screen at the city harbor.

Mayor Les Fillingame tells The Sun Herald a few boat owners have complained that waves coming into the harbor are bouncing their boats around.

Chet Leblanc, who sat on the committee to study the original harbor proposal, said initial design plans for the $21 million harbor called for a wave break, but it was ultimately removed from the plans after an engineering study determined it wasn’t necessary.

Fillingame said the wave break was scrapped in order to designate money to extend the harbor’s southern wall and allow for expansion of a whole other pier.

Funding for the project will come from a grant through the Department of Marine Resources.

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