First boat at White Mills Marina, River Nene.
Nobody could have been happier than Marina Manager Chris Dixon when Land and Water Services finally gave him the thumbs up to bring his narrowboat Bees Knees into White Mills on Friday 20th November.
Having spent several weeks moored on the River Nene watching the site develop and waiting for the moment when he would become the first boat to cruise in, it really was a moment to savour for us all.
Said Chris, "It was absolutely brilliant to be the first boat ever to enter White Mills, it was a wonderful feeling gliding across the marina to the Bradshaw pontoon."
With the floating pontoons now firmly secured and the electricity and water bollards installed White Mills Marina is looking just how a new marina should. Once the temporary facilities building is put in place within the next two weeks, then Chris will have a base from which to work and we will be able to provide guests with all the services and facilities we have promised.