Friday, August 13, 2010

New Boat Launch on Mount Hope Bay

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM)

Cordially invites you to attend a
Groundbreaking ceremony for the

Mount Hope Boat Launch Improvement Project

Monday, August 16, 2010
10:00 a.m.
Mount Hope Boat Launch
Annawanscutt Drive off Metacom Avenue, Bristol

Please join us at grand opening ceremonies for the Mount Hope Boat Launch Improvement Project in Bristol on Monday, August 16. The old boat launch located behind the RI Veterans’ Home has been replaced with a new, 60-foot wide concrete ramp and two floating courtesy docks. The new Mount Hope facility is accessible to boaters with disabilities.
A dredged channel from the new boat ramp location, which is north of the old Mount Hope boat ramp, into deep water will accommodate larger boats brought in by trailer to the new facility. This new ramp is the only public boat launching ramp of its size in the Rhode Island portion of Mount Hope Bay.

The $998K project was funded by the Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration fund through a tax on motorboat fuel.

For more information, please call Gail Mastrati at DEM at 222-4700 ext. 2402.

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