The launch site’s parking lot will be at the same location as the former ferry site in Addison, Vt., where a free ferry ran during construction of the new Champlain Bridge.
The Chimney Point State Boat Launch, which has a small parking lot, will be merged into the new launch site. It had been closed during the bridge construction but reopened last spring.
The parking lot for the launch site is being expanded now, and the revamped site is expected to open in June.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation already has a small boat launch on the New York site of the bridge.
— By Staff Writer Lohr McKinstry