Harwich, MA, Considers Marina Repairs, Upgrades

ma.usharbors file Photo
ma.usharbors file Photo

The Harwich, MA, board of selectmen is considering a project to upgrade and renovate the town’s aging harbor infrastructure (the dock system at the Saquatucket marina is more than 30 years old and the area is in need of dredging).

According to the Cape Cod Times, the Saquatucket Harbor project is estimated to cost $7.2 million and would include:

  • Installation of concrete floats to widen main walkways and timber with foam floats sealed in plastic to prevent water infiltration.
  • Replacement of the electric system and fire-suppression system.
  • Addition of 11 slips, with some accessible for people with disabilities.
  • Addition of a wheelchair ramp to provide access to slips and to passenger vessels.
  • Dredging of the marina basin to a minimum depth of 6’, with 8’ of depth in the ferry and large-vessel turnaround area.

The project is scheduled to be voted on at the spring town meeting.

Read more about the project to upgrade and repair the harbor infrastructure in Harwich, MA.