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After slow summer, Lake Ontario shoreline businesses see bump over holiday weekend

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer.

The summer months are typically the busy season for many businesses, particularly those along the waterfront.

However, Lake Ontario’s high levels have proven once again to be tough on sales. Business owners have tried to be resilient in dealing with the challenges that come with flooding.

The boat traffic on Irondequoit Bay Monday afternoon was a welcome sight for Allison Mayer, who manages Mayer’s Marina. Some of the operators of those watercraft filled up at Mayer’s.

Still, they’ve only done about 25 percent of the gas sales they typically do this season, according to the business.

“Sales have been low because there [has] been a fraction of the number of boats out that we have in a normal year,” Mayer explained.

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