New Dinghy Dock Opens in Block Island’s New Harbor
August 14, 2018
The Block Island Times reports that the new dinghy dock in New Harbor has opened for public use. The dock, located between Payne’s Dock and Dead Eye Dick’s restaurant on New Harbor, will accommodate about 100 dinghies measuring 12 feet or less.
The floating L-shaped dock was built and installed with LED lights and an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant gangway that delivers boaters to the sidewalk on Ocean Avenue.
The dock was funded, constructed and installed by the Wronowski family, who proposed the project, and who is leasing their riparian water rights to the town for a dollar per year for a 20-year term. The Wronowski family, who owns the Cross Sound Ferry, will disassemble the dock for winter storage at its shipyard in New London, CT.