New Dinghy Dock Slated for Block Island’s Great Salt Pond

The Block Island Times reports that a new public dinghy dock will soon be installed between Payne’s Dock and Dead Eye Dick’s restaurant on Block Island’s Great Salt Pond.

The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council approved plans for the dock at a public hearing at its office in Providence on July 3. The Wronowski family will construct the dock in a joint-partnership with the town. The Wronowskis will lease their private water/riparian rights for the dockage site to the Town of New Shoreham for one-dollar per year for a 20-year term.

The dock proposal includes installing eight 20-foot long floating sections, and a 50-foot long ADA-compliant aluminum gangway, for dockage that will accommodate about 100 dinghies. The structure will not be connected to town water, sewer or electric, and during winter the docks will be dismantled and stored in the Wronowskis’ storage facility in New London, CT, according to the Times.

Read more about the new pubic dinghy dock on Block Island’s Great Salt Pond.