Shelter Island Board Calls for Menantic Creek Dredging

Shelter Island Board Calls for Menantic Creek Dredging

Shelter Island Reporter: At the urging of Menantic Creek residents, Shelter Island Supervisor Jim Dougherty agreed at Tuesday’s Town Board work session to write a letter to Suffolk County supporting a request for dredging to open up a channel that’s impassable at low tide.

“We’ll get it moving,” Mr. Dougherty told those who showed up in Town Hall about the dredging request, which must receive Suffolk County approval. At the same time, he warned that such requests take time, and the town’s current priority is the long-delayed dredging at South Ferry that affects interstate travel.

Because at low tide the channel is less than 6’ deep around Island Boatyard, manager James Brantuk said he has been advised to ask for a 9’ depth.

Read more about the calls to dredge Menantic Creek on Shelter Island, NY.