Plymouth: Habormaster, boaters, prepare to return to water

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the time in many towns when boaters put their boats in and on the mooring. Plymouth is no exception.

But Chad Hunter, Plymouth Harbor Master, says that schedule this year may be a little behind:

“This year we’ve had rough weather in the spring and it seems that everybody’s about a month behind. You see a lot of boats still under the shrink wrap.”

And when they peel away the shrink wrap, boaters should think about checking their safety equipment, such as life jackets and flairs:

“They obviously want to check the vessel itself, make sure it’s seaworthy, make sure it’s not going to break down. So it’s really checking all the systems, the engines, bilge pumps, the exterior of the hull.”

The town boat ramp is on the harbor behind East Bay Grill:

“We do staff the ramp, There’s a fee to pay, five dollars per launch or you can get an annual pass through town hall for fifty dollars, which covers you for the year.”

And, save the date, June 14th is the Blessing of the Fleet:

“There will be a band here playing music. It’s going to run from 11AM to 3PM. We’ll have a touch-tank for the kids with a bunch of different fish and lobsters in there so they can check that out.”

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.