The Westbrook Harbor Management Plan requires that all private moorings along the Westbrook shoreline be registered with the town of Westbrook. By town ordinance, after July 15, 2018 all unregistered moorings will be considered abandoned and removed from Westbrook waters.
The mooring tackle requirements for beach moorings are currently being revised. Please contact Harbormaster Harry Plaut at (860) 982-7555 for requirements specific to each mooring. Also please note that state law requires all moorings to be marked with a blue striped white ball. Finally, removal of unregistered moorings deemed dangerous will begin after June 15. That tackle will be stored for 60 days, and the owner may retrieve it by contacting the harbormaster and repaying the HMC the $100 the removal cost.
John Rie, Chairman WHMC
On or after June 15, the Westbrook Harbormaster will begin removing unregistered moorings which are deemed dangerous or with nonconforming tackle. If the owner would like to retrieve the tackle from the Harbormaster, he must provide a check in the amount of $145 made out to the Town of Westbrook, That fee includes the $20 fee for registering the mooring for the current season. Please note that in person mooring registration will be available in Town Hall on June 13 from 5:30 to 7 PM.
|Kenneth J. McNamara||04/01/2020|