Plymouth Harbor Management Draft Plan Unveiled

Plymouth Harbor

A draft of the first-ever Plymouth Harbor Management Plan has been released for public review over the next 2 months, and it contains numerous  provisions of  interest to recreational boaters. For example, the plan calls for building a 200’ to 300’ floating dock for visiting boaters along the waterfront opposite Chilton Street. Such a dock would provide much-needed boater access the harbor’s many restaurants and shops.

Also proposed are plans for a new harbormaster’s headquarters, with showers and restrooms for transient boaters, along with kayak and paddleboard storage beneath. Another facet of the plan suggests building a boathouse for recreational boating at Steven’s Field.

Dredging needs are also addressed, as the harbor’s 2 mooring fields were last dredged in the 1950s and 1960s. The channel entrance has not been dredged since 1987.

The Harbor Committee will hold public hearing on the draft on Thursday, March 16, and Thursday, April 6.