On a quick swing through the Vineyard Saturday, Lieut. Gov. Karyn Polito visited the Tashmoo boat landing where a state-funded overhaul is slated to begin this fall.

Earlier this year the town won a $680,000 grant from the Seaport Economic Council, the state agency that helps Massachusetts communities to restore infrastructure critical to the maritime economy. The lieutenant governor chairs the council.

“We feel this investment coupled with local dollars . . . will create a better, safer, more accessible landing,” the lieutenant governor said as a boat was launched from the ramp at the foot of Lake street on a humid, overcast day. Tisbury selectman Larry Gomez and Melinda Loberg and harbor master John Crocker were all on hand for the tour.

The town will contribute $170,000 to the project from its waterways fund. Mr. Crocker prepared the grant application last October. In February the town learned that it would receive the money.

The overhaul will include replacing the public pier, the launch ramp and the bulkhead.

Work is scheduled to begin in October, after the striped bass and bluefish derby, with completion planned by January. Lieutenant Governor Polito said she will return to Lake Tashmoo then.

“I will be able to see it before and after,” she said.