A moratorium on anchoring in Cape Pogue Pond will continue this summer after a vote by the Edgartown select board Monday.


Selectmen voted unanimously Monday to institute a first-of-its-kind moratorium on anchoring in Cape Pogue Pond.

Last summer’s flood of recreational boating vessels in Edgartown’s ecologically-sensitive Cape Pogue Pond has rustled up a tidal wave of concern.


After one of the busiest summers in recent memory for recreational boating in Cape Pogue Pond, the Edgartown marine advisory committee is proposing a temporary ban on anchoring in the pond.


Researchers believe they have found fragments from a World War II-era bomber plane that crash-landed in the frigid waters off Chappaquiddick during a doomed practice dive in the winter of 1946.


The Edgartown shellfish committee delayed a formal decision on a plan to open Cape Pogue Pond for oyster farms, with tension over protecting a pristine pond and competing interests.