Failing Barge Threatens Martha’s Vineyard Pond


Martha’s Vineyard Times: A listing Vineyard Marine barge, which has raised concerns about potential environmental hazards amongst Oak Bluffs and Tisbury harbormasters’ offices because of its potential to sink and pollute Lagoon Pond, is about to move to a new home in Edgartown.

Earlier this week, the barge was moved from a mooring just off Sailing Camp Park to a spot just south of the state’s John T. Hughes Hatchery and Research Station on Shirley Avenue. The move puts the barge approximately a half-mile closer to Lagoon Pond Bridge. A 20′ push tug previously rafted to the barge is no longer visible.