Fairport Erie Canal Dock
03 May

The Village of Fairport on the Erie Canal recently redesigned its waterfront to improve accessibility for its adaptive paddling community. The Erie Canal Boat Company is proudly equipped with a custom BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch, part of a complete waterfront redesign at its Erie Canal entry point. GPI,…

Cleveland Metroparks 55th Street Marina Kayak Launch and Gangway
21 Apr

Established in 1917, Cleveland Metroparks spans more than 24,000 acres across Northeast Ohio including 18 reservations, more than 300 miles of trails, eight golf courses, eight lakefront parks, dining and retail venues, and nationally-acclaimed Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The Park District offers thousands of education and recreation programs and…

Supply Chain Delivery Truck
01 Apr

What This Could Mean for Your Project The supply chain shortage has affected every business and consumer on the planet — and over the past year or so, we’ve all seen and experienced what happens when it breaks down. Everyone has probably walked through their local grocery store…

Mandarin Park FL Adaptive Kayak Launch-3
29 Mar

The City of Jacksonville, Florida, recently installed its fourth BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch at their Mandarin Park location in December 2021. The fully-accessible launch is located at 14780 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32223-2650. Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the nation, and is committed…

Dock Freeboard
28 Mar

Unless you’re part of the boating industry, "freeboard" is a term not commonly used in everyday language. More than likely, most people would not be able to define what freeboard means or explain its meaning to others. Although similar, but completely unrelated, freeboard is not to be confused…

Mariners' Musuem-4
07 Mar

In early March of 2022. the following project was installed at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA.  The client had a fixed pier with steps that lead to a floating dock. The floating dock was removed and a new pressure-treated ramp was installed by the customer on top…

Erie Canal Dock Medina
17 Feb

The Village of Medina installed a customized BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch, Floating Docks, Gangway, and Landing, completed in September 2021. The first challenge identified by BoardSafe Docks was that the existing gangway didn't conform to ADA guidelines and was greater than a 1/12 slope. To correct this issue,…

Fairport Erie Canal Dock
17 Feb

The Village of Fairport is proudly equipped with a custom BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch, part of a complete waterfront redesign at its Erie Canal’s entry point. GPI, the design engineer on the project, sought out BoardSafe Docks for their assistance in developing a design solution that would fit…

Erie Canal Adaptive Kayak Launch Brockport
17 Feb

The Village of Brockport installed its BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch in June 2021 to accommodate truly inclusive paddling. The adaptive system is located in downtown Brockport along the Erie Canal. One of the challenges for this project was a nearly 20-foot-high concrete wall along the entire area, meaning the…

Hospitality and heritage bring hundreds of thousands of tourists to the Erie Canal each summer. They come from near and they come from far, attracted to the region by different activities: biking, paddling, camping, hiking, shopping, sight-seeing, or simply to refresh and resolve to do absolutely nothing. The…