A vast harbor improvement plan in Menemsha is largely complete after five months of work in the harbor. Chilmark executive secretary Tim Carroll said minor adjustments still need to be made, including replacing of some lightbulbs in bombards, finishing electrical work and securing the water line.

“The seagulls are already dropping lobster and crab claws on the docks,” Mr. Carroll said.

The project included a new wooden fuel dock, new access ramps for people with handicaps, and work to the yacht dock, also known as the transient dock. The project was funded by a $629,000 grant from the Massachusetts Seaport Advisory Council, which was awarded last spring for repairs stemming from the July 2010 Menemsha boathouse fire.

For more photos of the new docks, see our photo gallery: New Docks Transform Face of Menemsha.