Critical Spotlight on Mooring Trading

Boats moored in Cohasset Harbor, MA. Photo/New England Boating

Patriot Ledger: Complaining about the backroom trading of publicly owned moorings has long been viewed as being about as productive as spitting in the wind. But a recent account of just how unfair the system has become should prompt state officials to step in and enforce a uniform policy.

The Ledger on Friday published an abridged version of a report by CommonWealth magazine that sheds light on a government-sanctioned gray market in which yacht club owners, marinas and individual boat owners can lease publicly owned moorings for a pittance and collect a handsome profit by selling access to them to someone else.

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