Kelp, crabs and clams — and docks

This should be the last winter that docks are stored at Rat Island, Harbormaster Steve Land told members of the Shellfish Commission on Tuesday, April 9. The docks belong to the Boat Basin and have been stored at Rat Island in the off-season for years. But, now that the Boat Basin is under new management — and renamed the New Harbor Boat Basin — the marina is getting new docks, ones that are capable of being hauled out of the water, unlike the old docks.
Land termed the docks “unpermitted,” meaning that there is

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