Critical Spotlight on Mooring Trading
July 20, 2011
Patriot Ledger: Complaining about the backroom trading of publicly owned moorings has long been viewed as being about as productive as spitting in the wind. But a recent account of just how unfair the system has become should prompt state officials to step in and enforce a uniform policy.
The Ledger on Friday published an abridged version of a report by CommonWealth magazine that sheds light on a government-sanctioned gray market in which yacht club owners, marinas and individual boat owners can lease publicly owned moorings for a pittance and collect a handsome profit by selling access to them to someone else.