Boston Harbor Now works to provide access to the Boston Harbor and the Islands National and State Park and values the importance of multiple ways to access the islands including thru ferries and recreational boats. We have supported public access for recreational boaters since the formation of the Park and continue to do so. We have heard from the boating community that there is a need for increased access to public moorings and will continue to share the concerns of private boaters in our conversations related to Harbor transportation and watersheet activation.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation is currently working with the US Army Corp of Engineers to secure a permit that could potentially increase the number of moorings in Boston Harbor. We are supportive of this process and look forward to a timely resolution.
Read more about Boston Harbor Now’s position on the moorings project in response to the April 11, 2017, US Army Corps’ request for public comments.