A Fishing forum. FishingBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » FishingBanter forum » rec.outdoors.fishing newsgroups » Saltwater Fishing
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Long Island Sound boat ramp closure ...



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old March 12th, 2004, 03:31 PM
Outdoors Magazine
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Long Island Sound boat ramp closure ...

Connecticut DEP To Temporarily Close the Barn Island State Boat Launch in
Stonington for Renovations
Alternative Public Boat Launches Available

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be
temporarily closing the Barn Island State Boat Launch in Stonington for
rehabilitation and expansion of the ramp surface. The closure will be
effective March 22, 2004 through August 1, 2004 while the DEP upgrades and
enhances the State boat launch. The $700,000 renovation project is funded by
the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Fund that supports projects that
enhance boating access.

Renovations to the Barn Island State Boat Launch will include:

a.. Boat ramp - installing a new, wider ramp of pre-cast concrete;
b.. Gravel landing area - creating a gravel area to the west of the launch
ramp for use by kayaks, canoes, windsurfers, etc;
c.. Floating docks - constructing two concrete bulkheads with aluminum
gangways each leading to 8' wide x 80' long, handicapped accessible floating
docks;
d.. Dredging - dredging in the immediate vicinity of the proposed ramp and
floating docks;
e.. Rock removal - removing the submerged rock hazard adjacent to the
ramp;
f.. Parking area - redesigning, reconstructing, and paving the parking
area.
"The rehabilitation of the boat launch will enhance recreational
opportunities at Barn Island for all boaters to enjoy," said Eleanor
Mariani, Director of DEP's Boating Division. "The renovations, which will be
completed in mid-summer, will improve boating operations with better
designed parking, a wider boat ramp, and additional floating docks; all
facilitating the safe and efficient launching and retrieval of boats."

While the renovations are taking place, the public can utilize the following
boat launches to access Long Island Sound: Bayberry Lane State Boat Launch
in Groton, K.E. Streeter State Boat Launch on the Thames River in Groton and
the Thames River State Boat Launch in New London. For additional state owned
boat launches visit the DEP website at:
www.dep.state.ct.us/rec/boating/guide.htm.


--
James Ehlers

Outdoors Magazine
www.outdoorsmagazine.net


  #2  
Old March 12th, 2004, 05:22 PM
Short Wave Sportfishing
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Long Island Sound boat ramp closure ...

On Fri, 12 Mar 2004 09:31:52 -0500, "Outdoors Magazine"
wrote:


e.. Rock removal - removing the submerged rock hazard adjacent to the
ramp;


YIPPEE!!!! WHA HOOO!!!!!!

That G-- D--- #!$%$#^&*%$%^&%^!#$%#$%^&^& rock has busted at least
three props on me on three different boats.

I swear, that rock keeps moving around on purpose. :)

This is a good launch spot as it is - improving it will turn it into a
great place to launch.

By the way, an additional launch area near Barn Island would be the RI
DEM launch in Westerly at the top of the Pawcatuck River.

Later,

Tom
S. Woodstock, CT
-----------
"Do fishermen eat avocados? This is a question
that no one ever thinks to ask."

Russel Chatham, "Dark Waters" (1988)
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
One Man Pontoon boat Netguider Bass Fishing 1 June 16th, 2004 05:08 PM
Boat Colors - Which is Best! Craig Baugher Bass Fishing 18 March 15th, 2004 11:30 PM
The new boat search has concluded... (long) Andrew Kidd Bass Fishing 14 March 8th, 2004 01:49 AM
Been a long time...(This is a novel, but I hope you enjoy it) Conlan Bass Fishing 3 December 6th, 2003 05:26 AM
Okeechobee Journal (long) TNBass Bass Fishing 14 October 20th, 2003 05:10 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004-2022 FishingBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.