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Port Clinton Harbor Jetties
Port Clinton, Ohio
Construction and Rehabilitation History
Construction of parallel jetties extending lakeward from the mouth of
the Portage River (Figure 204) was completed. The original lengths
of the east and west jetties were 2,200 and 1,980 ft, respectively.
The jetties were constructed of woodpiling and stone. Side slopes of
the rubble portions o f the structures were
Breakwater repairs were completed for a cost of ,240.
Placement of stone on various portions of the east jetty was com-
pleted to repair areas that were washed out and damaged by a large
storm in 1972. The cost of these repairs was 8,860.
An inspection of the site indicated the structures were in very poor
condition with the exception of the areas that were repaired in 1973.
The jetties were badly deteriorated and sheet pile and additional
stone was recommended. It was also recommended that 850 ft of the
shore arm of the west jetty be deauthorized since much of it was
settled badly and/or buried and it was not considered necessary for
shore protection. This deauthorization would result in a west jetty
length of 1,130 ft as shown in Figure 204.
Repair of damaged areas of the east jetty was completed. Damaged
areas were overlayered with stone similar to that used during con-
struction in 1973. Steel sheetpiling and a concrete cap were in-
stalled on the portion of the jetty adjacent to the overbank, and a
concrete walkway was installed on the structure originating at the
shoreline and extending 1,000 ft lakeward (Figure 204). The crest el
ft lwd, and the el of the
of the concrete cap ranged from
Repairs to the west jetty were completed. Armor stone was placed
along the lakeside and the crest of the existing jetty. These stones
ranged from 0.5 to 3.5 tons. The crest el after the repairs was
The structures are presently considered to be in good condition.
aerial view of the Port Clinton Harbor Jetties is shown in