Ice Hampers Passage for Chappy Ferry
Tom Dunlop

For the first time since at least 2007, ice in the Edgartown harbor prevented the Chappaquiddick ferry from completing a trip across the harbor Monday morning. Capt. Jeff LaMarche was hampered by thick ice.

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Edgartown Harbor Fuel Station Stays Open
Sara Brown

Early season boaters will be able to fuel up at the Edgartown harbor this summer, despite concerns before the selectmen this week that the fuel station would be closed.

Harbor master Charlie Blair said Monday that there would not be fuel for Memorial Day weekend because equipment at the Edgartown Marine harbor fuel dock, which is operated by R.M. Packer, needed to be upgraded before the dock opens.

Town administrator Pamela Dolby said Wednesday that fuel will be available, with repairs scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday and permits expected to be issued on Friday.

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Crackdown at the Harbor: Can It Help Those Who Wait Years for Moorings?

Crackdown at the Harbor: Can It Help Those Who Wait Years for Moorings?


There's about to be a crackdown in Edgartown's harbor - new mooring regulations aim to fix a system in which some boaters have been waiting a generation for a place to put their vessel.

Securing a permanent mooring in any East Coast port town these days is often a challenge. But in Edgartown's inner harbor - one of two Island towns that still permit private moorings - it's practically impossible.

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