Cape Cod Marinas Suffer Costly Ice Damage

 

Photo by New England Boating
Photo by New England Boating

 

The massive amounts of ice, including massive chunks resembling mini icebergs, that formed off Cape Cod this winter has caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to docks and pilings at many area marinas, according to an article by the Cape Cod Times.

Photo by New England Boating
Photo by New England Boating

According to the story, 87 protective fender pilings at the Provincetown town pier have snapped due to movement of the ice. The cost of repair is estimated at around $330,000 if the town has to contract out for the service. In Barnstable Harbor, 36 pilings at the town marina were left leaning or broken by ice. At the Bass River Marina in West Dennis, docks were broken and pilings pulled from the bottom. The damage there is estimated at $25,000. At South Yarmouth’s Packet Landing, more docks and pilings were damaged.

 

Read more about the damage caused by ice at Cape Cod marinas and boatyards.