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Sadly, this thread apparently is of little interest to sailnetter's .
I find this dissapointing as situations like the one playing out in MA. are
quietly happening alot of places that historically have been locations of great
interest and some importance to cruisers and boaters in general.
As examples, St. Augustine was a great place to anchor until the recent mooring field implimentation , now there is NO anchoring pemitted in the area.
The same types of restrictions are being considered at many locations,where previously cruisers anchored for decades/centuries, no longer.
These restrictions IMO have been put in place after those w/ agenda's or commercial interests get involved. Often in conjunction w/ a mis-information and scare campaign sighting envromental concerns and expounding the issue of derelict vessels,groundings,threat of damage by loose boats damaging waterfront docks etc. etc.
While these are and have always been concerns to all parties , They are now used to justify Paid moorings and often elimination of a long standing Maritime practice.
Continue to turn a blind eye to these situations and it will and will continue to impact recreational boating. In what I consider a less than favorable manner.