The public dinghy dock is open in New Harbor

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 5:00pm

The Town of New Shoreham’s public dinghy dock in New Harbor has been installed and is open for the 2019 summer season.

The dock accommodates about 100 dinghies that are 12 feet and under in length.

The dock, which was donated last year by the Wronowski family, who own Cross Sound Ferry and Dead Eye Dick’s restaurant, is located between Payne’s Dock and the restaurant.

The town is leasing riparian water rights from the Wronowski family for a dollar per year for a 20-year term.

New Shoreham Harbormaster Steve Land told The Times that the dinghy dock was assembled earlier this week.

The dock is comprised of eight 20-foot long floating sections, and a 50-foot long ADA-compliant aluminum gangway that connects to the sidewalk near Dead Eye Dick’s.

“It went into the water easily with the help of Chris Reeves of Big Bear Marine and his employee, Develin Hart, as well as my staff,” said Land, who noted that a boater tried to dock while the dock was being installed.

“The dock went together awesome. It is stunning,” said Land. “It made it through the winter beautifully.”