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Green Bay had lifted mooring ban before ship destroyed boat in Fox River - Green Bay Press Gazette

GREEN BAY - The motorboat destroyed by a coal ship Sunday near the Ray Nitschke Memorial Bridge in Green Bay was legally moored.

The city on Friday lifted a temporary order that had closed the floating docks at CityDeck and at Leicht Park across the Fox River. But officials didn't announce that the ban was no longer in place, Public Works Director Steve Grenier said Monday.

Yellow police tape kept people off the CityDeck docks during the day Monday.

The ban was put in place Thursday afternoon because high water levels made access difficult. When river levels subsided, Grenier said, the city lifted the ban.

About 3:30 p.m. Sunday, the 737-foot-long Kaye E. Barker struck the unoccupied powerboat while it was moored at CityDeck outside the busy Hagemeister Park restaurant. That destroyed the smaller vessel and pitched its contents into the water.

Moving in reverse toward the bay of Green Bay, the Barker then scraped along wooden pilings...

Source: www.greenbaypressgazette.com