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Jack Kinney, left, announces his decision to sell Central Dock as U.S. Rep. Fred Upton looks on Wednesday in the parking lot of the Benton Harbor waterfront property. Rieth-Riley Construction purchased the dock and will use it for commercial purposes.

BENTON HARBOR — Adorned in a mask and a black Rieth-Riley cap, Jack Kinney stood in the parking lot of Central Dock on Friday to announce a change that would affect the Benton Harbor waterfront property for years to come.

After more than eight decades in the family, Kinney sold Central Dock to Rieth-Riley Construction – an asphalt paving and supply company based out of Goshen, Ind.

Central Dock file photo

The freighter Cuyahoga unloads a supply of salt several years ago at Central Dock in Benton Harbor, a mainstay on the city’s waterfront for decades.

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