Marine Structures’ Mooring Bollards Are Heading to Oneida Lake In New York

Oneida Lake in Central New York Marine Bollards

Comparison of a Marine Structures AVL.150.1 – 150 ton bollard to a  AVL.010.1 – 10 ton bollard

Marine Structures is excited to announce that its domestically manufactured mooring bollards will make their next appearance at Oneida Lake in Central New York to aid mooring vessels at a popular dock and fishing site. These bollards are rated for 10 metric tons, which is the smallest single bitt bollard we manufacture. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced in January that a major restoration and rehabilitation of the historic Cleveland Dock Fishing Access Site has begun. Cleveland Dock, located at 69 State Route 49 in the village of Cleveland, Oswego County. It provides unique access to excellent fishing, like walleye and yellow perch, on Oneida Lake and also helps connect boaters to the Erie Canal system.


DEC will fund $788,310 of the restoration and stabilization activities through NY Works. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation will fund $150,000 through the Environmental Protection Fund for a total of $938,310. Marine Structures will provide several of our American made, cast steel single bitt mooring bollards from the Anvil series to the contractors in charge of the project. According to New York Almanack, “Cleveland Dock was a significant historic maritime landing place on the Erie Canalway, originally acquired by New York State in 1916. The dock was so well-constructed that the last major renovations took place in the 1930s.”

Cleveland Dock provides convenient access to Oneida Lake and the Erie Canal and draws visitors for open water fishing, ice fishing, and boat docking. It also provides emergency services access to the Central New York canal system. Oneida Lake, located 10 miles north of Syracuse in Oneida and Oswego counties, is the largest lake lying wholly within New York State.

Due to age-related deterioration of its waterfront structures, Cleveland Dock is in danger of total collapse. Work includes but is not limited to removal and replacement of an existing concrete and timber sea wall with a steel sheet pile wall system. Site improvements include site grading, timber guide railing, railings, sidewalk, concrete wall cap, benches, picnic table, site electric, lamp posts, parking lot improvements, accessible concrete parking pad, approximately 2,060 square yards of asphalt parking lot, and striping.

Oneida Lake in Central New York Marine Bollards

Historic Photos of Oneida Lake Courtesy of

DEC plans restoration of historic Oneida Lake dock


Marine Structures provides domestically manufactured mooring bollards and cleats to projects worldwide.  To get a quote or speak to one of our experts, reach out here.