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Fight ahead for ‘world-class’ marina

A mega-marina planned for the Wilmington River in Savannah, Ga., is facing opposition over the size of the project.

Developer Bill Foster is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permission to build one of the largest marinas along the Georgia coast, according to a report in the Savannah Morning News. The project — to complement the luxury condominiums at the Wilmington Plantation — would involve a 243-slip development that could accommodate yachts up to 120 feet.

Critics say the marina, as proposed, would be too large. They say it would destroy a popular sailing spot and change the quiet character of the winding river, the newspaper reports.