Posted on January 1, 2024
Boating and fishing enthusiasts in Selma — are getting a new and improved marina for Christmas — from the city.
The Selma City Marina is getting a major upgrade.
Crews closed off the marina — then drained and dredged it.
“Take some of that silt out of the bottom there, clean all that out, so boats will have an easier ingress and egress into the river, in and out the river,” said Selma mayor James Perkins Jr.
“Also it’s important that we try and maintain a 9 foot river channel between here and the port of Mobile. That’s important for both commercial and residential traffic.”
Additionally — the old boat dock has pulled out and replaced — with a heavy-duty upgrade.
“So loading and unloading boats is gong to be much easier,” said Perkins.
“This is going to augment, help what they already have going on here with the Sand Bar.”
The marina project also includes some road improvements — landscaping — and more.
“There are some more amenities we want to add to this facility,” Perkins said.
“This is going to be a great asset for our community. Looking forward to bringing the bass tournaments back. Looking forward to doing some catfish rodeos, and having some fun.”
Perkins says the city is using a local contractor for the marina project.
The Selma City Marina connects to the Alabama River.