Block Island to Crack Down on Head Inspection, Registration

Boating off Block Island. Photo courtesy/Billy Hathorn at Wikipedia

According to an article in the Block Island Times, transient boaters in New Harbor (Great Salt Pond) may need their heads inspected. Not for ticks, but to make sure they are not discharging sewage into the harbor.

The BI Harbors Committee met Wednesday and discussed how the town could better enforce its no-discharge and boat-registration rules in New Harbor. The state requires that a boat moored in the harbor for more than 30 days have its head inspected.

The Committee also wants the harbormaster to enforce registration rules, pointing out that several boats moored in the harbor last season were out of compliance. The Committee said that this should apply to dinghies and tenders in the harbor.

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