Sag Harbor Waterways Bill Could Affect Moorings, Anchorage

Sag Harbor Bay and Long Wharf, photo wikimedia Commons.
Sag Harbor Bay and Long Wharf, photo wikimedia Commons.

East Hampton Star: The East Hampton [NY] Town Trustees gave formal support on Monday [March 28] to a state bill that would grant the Village of Sag Harbor authority over waterways beyond the present 1,500’ boundary, expanding its jurisdictional reach into areas that fall within East Hampton Town.

The bill, introduced in the State Legislature by Fred W. Thiele Jr., who is the Sag Harbor Village attorney as well as an assemblyman, passed the Senate but has not been voted on in the Assembly. Its intent is to regulate moorings and anchored vessels in the area outside the Sag Harbor breakwater, which can number as many as 70 in summer.

Read more about the bill that would expand the Village of Sag Harbor’s waterways jurisdiction.