2014-10-02 / Around Town

Boater's Anchor Rancor



A small group of boaters protested a new harbor regulation restricting vessels from anchoring at one of the city's open anchorage areas for more than 14 days at a time. Citing the expenses involved in procuring berthing space at a marina or transient mooring for the four days the new ordinance requires them to vacate the free anchorage between stays, the protestors claim that the requirement places an unfair burden on those who live aboard and work in the area for the season. Businesses that service transient boaters whose refit or repair projects take longer than two weeks are also concerned about a loss in revenue. (Photo by Jen Brett) A small group of boaters protested a new harbor regulation restricting vessels from anchoring at one of the city's open anchorage areas for more than 14 days at a time. Citing the expenses involved in procuring berthing space at a marina or transient mooring for the four days the new ordinance requires them to vacate the free anchorage between stays, the protestors claim that the requirement places an unfair burden on those who live aboard and work in the area for the season. Businesses that service transient boaters whose refit or repair projects take longer than two weeks are also concerned about a loss in revenue. (Photo by Jen Brett)

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