“Eco-Moorings” Considered for Vineyard Haven, Tashmoo Pond

The town of Tisbury, MA, is weighing the benefits of installing conventional or new-tech moorings with conservation benefits for Vineyard Haven Harbor and other town anchorages.

Jay Wilbur, the former Tisbury harbormaster, has begun a private mooring business that promotes conservation moorings, which feature an elastic rode and screw-type anchor that conserves space and reputedly causes less damage to the bottom vegetation, most notably eelgrass.

Eco mooring system, ecomooringsystems.com