Lewiston city employees bring a section of boat dock to the Androscoggin River on Monday. The low-profile rowing dock is on loan to the city from EZ Dock of Maine through mid-August and is open to the public. The dock will be the center of the Androscoggin Riverfest, July 24 and 25. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Erick Welzel, owner of EZ Dock of Maine, helps install a low-profile rowing dock Monday on the Androscoggin River in Lewiston. Welzel is loaning the dock to the city through mid-August and will be the center of the Androscoggin Riverfest, July 24 and 25, and available to the public. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Mark St. Louis, left, Keenan Welzel, center, and Eric Welzel install a dock Monday on the Androscoggin River in Lewiston. The low-profile design allows rowing shells to pull up to the dock without their long oars banging into it. The dock is on loan to the city from EZ Dock of Maine through mid-August and is open to the public. It will be the center of the Androscoggin Riverfest, July 24 and 25. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Keenan Welzel, left, and Mark St. Louis place the last section of dock into the Androscoggin River on Monday while assembling Lewiston’s boat dock next to Simard-Payne Memorial Park. EZ Dock of Maine owner Eric Welzel said the same system will be used during the Olympic Games in Tokyo at the end of July. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Amy Smith of Lewiston Rowing said life jackets are required at all times for anyone on the new low-profile dock on the Androscoggin River in Lewiston. The dock is open to the public and will be the center of the Androscoggin Riverfest, July 24 and 25. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

The small paddle craft dock is installed Monday on the Androscoggin River in Lewiston. It’s on loan to the city until mid-August and is open to the public. It will be the center of the Androscoggin Riverfest, July 24 and 25. Amy Smith of Lewiston Rowing said the next month is a test period and a discussion will take place in August to see if a dock can be a fixture every summer on the river. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Mark St. Louis, left, and Eric Welzel use chains to attach cement anchors to the low-profile dock Monday in the Androscoggin River in Lewiston. The dock is open to the public and will be the center of the Androscoggin Riverfest, July 24 and 25. The large anchors will keep the floating dock in place. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

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