Menemsha Harbor Jetties to be Repaired

Menemsha Harbor Jetties to be Repaired
A fishing boat enters Menemsha Harbor. Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

Vineyard Gazette: A project to rebuild the 2 jetties at Menemsha Harbor is expected to begin in the next 2 weeks, while a more controversial project to dredge the channel to Menemsha Pond has been delayed until next fall. Both projects will be handled by the Army Corps of Engineers.

The harbor’s west jetty lies in Aquinnah while the east jetty lies in Chilmark. Both towns are in favor of rebuilding the jetties, which were damaged during hurricanes Bob and Sandy. But the towns disagree on the extent of the dredging, which could affect the shellfishing in Menemsha Pond, and would open pond to larger boats.

Read more about repairs being made to the Menemsha Harbor jetties.