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Future seaplane zone sought near Hopewell Marina

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HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) -

Hopes are flying high for seaplanes to touch down in the Appomattox River near the Hopewell Marina. The newly refurbished Marina will officially open next weekend, with City leaders working to have a plane land for the grand opening.

An effort is now in motion to establish a seaplane zone within Hopewell's stretch of the Appomattox River. If the move is successful, the seaplane site would be one of the few civilian seaplane zones between Florida and New York.

The Marina's grand opening is set for Saturday, May 10th.

Hopewell once operated a municipal airport with seaplane access, from 1933 until the late 1980s. It was located on Jordan Point on the southern shore of the James River, described as a triangular, sandy clay field.

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