Applicant seeks Corps permit to construct new marina in Newburyport on the Merrimack River

Project Updates - January 24, 2003

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Dan Swift, on behalf of The Marina at Hatter's Point, in Newburyport, Mass, is seeking a US Army Corps of Engineers permit to construct a new marina in the Merrimack River.

The purpose of the project is to construct a privately owned commercial marina to provide area for docking of up to 135 vessels ranging in length from 18ft to 45ft.

The marina will consist of: a 4ft by 70ft aluminum gangway leading onto a 10ft by 36ft gangway landing; a 4ft by 80ft aluminum gangway leading onto a 10ft by 30ft gangway landing; an 874ft by 8ft main walkway, attached to the two gangway landings; three136ft by 6ft secondary walkways perpendicular to the main walkway; about eleven 28.4ft by 11.8ft jet docks attached to the west sides of each of the secondary walkways (total of about 33 jet docks); and two 205ft by 6ft finger walkways attached to the east sides of each of the secondary walkways (total of six finger walkways).

The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps of Engineers under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, which provides for federal regulation of any work in, or affecting navigable waters of the United States.

To help evaluate the proposal, the Corps is seeking public comments. Written statements referencing the permit (file # 200200944) should be forwarded no later than February 15 2003. Additional information is available from Alan R. Anacheka-Nasemann (alan.r.anacheka-nasemann@usace.army.mil) at the US Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751.

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