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City of Cape Coral moves forward with Chiquita boat lock removal

Posted: 9:39 AM, Mar 03, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-03 09:39:40-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — The City of Cape Coral has decided to move forward with removing the Chiquita boat lock.

Council members approved paying a law firm $100,000 to represent them in a lawsuit filed against the city by the Matlacha Civic Association.

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The lawsuit aims to keep the lock, saying it protects freshwater in the canal.

The city wants to put a sea wall instead of the lock.