Block Island Dinghy Dock Opens for 2019

The public dinghy dock in Block Island’s New Harbor is open for the 2019 boating season. The dock can accommodate about 100 dinghies of 12 feet or less.

The dock is located between Payne’s Dock and the Deadeye Dick’s restaurant and features a 50-foot-long, ADA-compliant aluminum gangway that connects to the sidewalk.

To allow public access, the town is leasing riparian water rights from the land owners (the Wronowski family) for a dollar per year for a 20-year term.