Thanks to a relatively mild winter, the Boat Harbor is set to open one week ahead of its anticipated May 15 opening date.

Instead, the 1,033-slip marina will open Wednesday for those seeking to get a head start on this year’s boating season.

Improvements have been made to the facilities and grounds of the boat harbor at 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd., according to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

Also, additional picnic tables have been added to accommodate patrons. As a customer service, boaters who want to file a float plan with the dock master before casting off, may do so online at or at the dock office. Slip rental information can be obtained online or at 828-0027.