Maine Town Considers Commercial Float Use
March 12, 2015
MDIslander.com: Between them, the members of the [Tremont, Maine] harbor committee have considerable experience aboard boats. But lately, they find themselves navigating the tricky waters left in the wake of the 2011 federal dredging of Bass Harbor.
The harbor committee is in the process of updating the harbor management ordinance to make changes that include those that would bring the ordinance into compliance with federal requirements regarding federally dredged areas.
The stickiest of these requirements involves service floats and moorings used by boatyards. Federal regulations prohibit a commercial entity, such as a boatyard, from owning floats and moorings in a dredge area.