Excavators from Molon Excavating dredge West Grand Traverse Bay around the Discovery Pier in Traverse City as part of the first phase of redevelopment of the former coal dock that will include a deeper port and channel, new docks for the Inland Seas Education Association, Maritime Heritage Alliance and Tall Ship Manitou, as well as transient boats, and accessible launches for personal watercraft such as kayaks, said Discovery Center Great Lakes CEO Matt McDonough. Future plans for the site include an accessible fishing pier and picnic pavilion.