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Re: My own mooring on L.I. Sound?

Originally Posted by GilligansIsle View Post
Thx CalebD...

I also thought that even "fair weather moorings" in the sound would be frowned upon since, as you point out, they are subject to storms and movement and can pose a significant hazard to boaters who wouldn't expect them to show up where they do sometimes.

Or am I being too cautious?
All I think I know is that it can be done.
My sister used to live on Lloyd Neck and a neighbor (retired professional hockey player) kept a fair weather mooring for his motor boat on the Sound. He also had a safe mooring in the harbor. He also had one of the few docks that stuck out into the Sound but TS Ernesto took out the floating dock sections.
I don't know if the hockey player just payed (whomever) for the privilege or just payed the fines.
I'd follow Sal's link to NYS dec.

Or, you could just put a mooring where you want it and see what happens (but be ready to ask forgiveness & pay some fine).
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