Smaller CT Harbors Concerned Over Port Authority

Tidal currents run strong off Stonington Point and Stonington Harbor. Photo by Caryn B. Davis
Tidal currents run strong off Stonington Point and Stonington Harbor. Photo by Caryn B. Davis

TheDay.com: The Connecticut Port Authority comes into existence on Oct. 1, 2015, its primary function will be to market and coordinate the economic development of the state’s 3 deepwater ports: New London, New Haven and Bridgeport.

That has representatives of the state’s small to midsize harbors worried they will be forgotten under the auspices of the quasi-government agency, and they argue that that could have deep and lasting impact on the state’s shoreline towns.

“What’s going to happen to the programs currently available to support the smaller harbors?” asked Geoff Steadman, a coastal area planning consultant who is on the board of the Connecticut Harbor Management Association.

Read more about the concern by small and midsized harbors in Connecticut over the new CT Port Authority.