Castine Boaters Face Mooring Fee Hike, Dinghy Restrictions

 

Photo by New England Boating/Tom Richardson
Photo by New England Boating/Tom Richardson

According to the Ellsworth American, residents of Castine, Maine, are facing increased mooring fees this year. Castine selectmen have raised the resident annual mooring fee from $75 to $100, while the nonresident mooring fee remains at $350.

Also, the town has decided not to issue new dinghy permits to boats measuring more than 13’ from stem to transom, 6’ in width, or having an engine of more than 15 horsepower. The town was concerned over larger vessels taking up valuable space at the dinghy dock.

 

Read more about the new mooring and dinghy rules in Castine Harbor.