Dredging Underway in Polpis Harbor

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Posted January 1, 2019

The channel into to Polpis Harbor is being dredged this month for the first time in more than 20 years. After years of shoaling, the narrow passage into the harbor has become a safety concern for boaters, harbormaster Sheila Lucey said. The intent is to make the harbor more accessible for boaters who dock and moor their boats there.

“It’s very shallow,” Lucey said. “We’re trying to make it passable for boats to get in and out. “We’re making it so people who are using it can keep using it, not so more people can use the moorings.”

The $1.3 million project is being funded in part by a $520,000 state grant, town finance director Brian Turbitt said. The remainder comes from previous Town Meeting appropriations for dredging and the town’s waterways fund. The project will excavate an estimated 10,885 cubic yards of sand from the channel, Lucey said.

Source: The Inquirer and Mirror