Electricty Along the Shore
All electrical power outside of any club, must be in compliance with the National Electrical Code.
One of the many factors considered are the use of Ground Fault Interrupters (GFI's). Ask your electrical contractor to think carefully about where to place these. For example, if the GFI's are installed dockside, what happens inside that outlet box when it rains, or if the waters rise in a flood, seiche, or high tide? Surely the wires coming out of the outlet will "trip", but the wires coming into the outlet box from the main panel (found inside the club?) will still be "hot", making the high water live with electricity. The solution is to place GFI circuit breakers inside the main panel inside the club above the historical high water mark.
How serious is this? According to the CDC website, "An inspection of 116 commercial docks at lake A in 1989 indicated that 96% violated the National Electrical Code and that ungrounded electrical systems were the most common violation (R. McElvany, OSDH, personal communication, 1994)."
For examples of faulty wiring, look at these stories.