Belfast, ME, Plans to Increase Boat Capacity

Belfast, ME, Plans to Increase Boat Capacity
Belfast Harbor, photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson. The [Belfast, Maine] City Council on Tuesday [Dec. 2] approved a plan to make more space for boats and marine commerce in the inner harbor.

For now, that means swapping out a loose scattering of single-point moorings in the inner harbor for a tight arrangement of floats with boats tying up on both sides. Doing this would increase the capacity of the inner harbor from 30 boats to roughly 50, according to Harbor Master Katherine Pickering.

Councilors raised some questions about whether the city should retain dock space in the inner harbor and how to accommodate a greater number of large ships that expected in the coming season.

Read more about the plans to reorganize the moorings in Belfast Harbor, ME.

Read more about visiting Belfast by boat.