Edgartown Yacht Club Prepares for Sea Level Rise

By John Phelan, via Wikimedia Commons

Martha’s Vineyard Times: The Edgartown Yacht Club may soon get its first big makeover in decades.

In response to periodic flooding from storms and tides, the club has proposed raising the seaward portion of its wharf approximately two additional feet above the water. The proposal also calls for moderately expanding the landward portions, rebuilding the surrounding deck and replacing the floating docks on the south side.

At a public hearing of the town conservation commission on Wednesday, architect Patrick Ahearn said the project would begin in September of 2018, with completion expected by the following Memorial Day.

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