Wareham River Buoy Replacement Plan Modified

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The town of Wareham, MA, has negotiated a compromise with the Coast Guard over the agency’s plan to remove 5 navigational buoys from the upper channel of the Wareham River. Once the buoys are removed, Wareham would be saddled with funding and maintaining the buoy system, which marks the winding channel.

According to SouthCoast Today, the Coast Guard will delay the removal to give the town time to find the necessary funds to replace the markers. The Coast Guard will remove 3 of the 5 buoys, one this year and 2 next year.

Wareham harbormaster Garry Buckminster has said that it would cost around $10,000 for the town to replace all 26 navigational markers in the Wareham River that guide important lanes to the town’s boat yards.

Read more about the plan for Wareham to install navigational buoys of its own on the Wareham River.