Art and Wendy Merkley and staff welcome you to Andress Boat Works Marina and
RiverRock Shoppe with groceries, convenience items, ice-cream shop, and coffee
bar. We feature local products such as honey, fresh home baking, jams and preserves, local grown organic
vegetables, as well as local butchered meats like steaks, chops, burgers.
A place where you will get value for your dollar and friendly helpful service all the time. Our people enjoy
people and our goal is for our customers to enjoy their time in Rockport, on the St. Lawrence River
in the heart of the 1000 Islands.
We are very pleased to offer a wonderful waterfront suite for rent. The RiverRock Suite a cozy full loft
overlooking the St. Lawrence River in the heart of the 1000 Islands.
Navigate your way here by boat or car or even cycle along the picturesque bike path
along the 1000 Island Parkway. There is something for everyone at Andress Boat Works.
Our Marina is a full service, deep-water port, with seasonal and overnight docking available. We are in the
heart of the village within easy access to village facilities. We have a few seasonal docking spots open for 2012.
Andress Boat Works Marina is open 7 days a week during the boating season and offers services for all boaters
as well as a reporting station for Canada Customs.
You know you are here when you see the mural depicting the Rockport History of Wooden Boat Building by W.E.
Andress & Son. The community continues to add interpretive signs located throughout the village depicting
the great history of this small village. Walking paths have been created to guide visitors throughout the village.
Visit our RiverRock Shoppe upstairs and take time exploring, as you are bound to miss something. There are
a variety of great gift ideas and new creations fron local artisans. We are now an outlet for "Local Flavours",
in recognition for carrying fresh vegetables, local honey, home baking, and a variety of local meat cuts.
There is everything you need for a summer barbecue in the store. Yes even propane and charcoal.
Our special flavour is our focus on local products, which includes a selection of hand made items from
local artist partners. Pottery, paintings, photographs, woodcarvings, local lavender products, jewellery
and much more.
Learn about our history of boat building and see an Andress built 100+-year-old skiff and our memory wall.
Follow the walking trail through the extended village and learn more of the history of Rockport.
There is docking for transient over night stays, some with hydro and of course seasonal docking. Our deep
water docks may be a true asset this year as the river water levels have not risen this spring like previous years.
Andress Boat Works and Rockport are worth finding; we know you will want to visit again and again.