April 30, 1935 - Two Turning Basins Asked at Hearing: Unanimous demand for the addition of two turning basins to the proposed improvement of Green Bay's inner harbor was voiced at a hearing at city hall Monday, presided over by Lt. Col. H.M. Trippe, U.S. Army District Engineer, Milwaukee.
One of the proposed basins would be at the mouth of the East River, the other south of the Chicago and North Western trestle in the town of Allouez. Both would be large enough to accommodate a 600-foot vessel.
Several grounds were advanced in favor of the proposed improvement. First was the added convenience to vessels, elimination of the delay to which shipping is now subjected, and removal of restrictions on the size of vessels now entering this port. Second was the safety factor, through decreasing the danger of collision, grounding and damaging existing structures. Third was the minimizing of delay to vehicular traffic through decreasing the number of bridge lifts.