By Carol Britton Meyer
Hingham Harbormaster Kenneth Corson predicts that this will be an especially busy boating season!
While boating is always popular, it's never been more so than during the pandemic in 2020 and also this year, when individuals and families have been taking to their boats in record numbers to "get away from it all."
Even with the lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions by Gov. Charlie Baker recently, there's still no better place than to be on the water on a hot summer day, enjoying the company of family and friends and spectacular views of Boston Harbor.
Eighty-percent of the town's mooring permits had already been issued by early May, and boats were starting to go into the water -- an indication that there will be lots of activity this season in the harbor and beyond!
Corson recently postponed plans to increase the number of moorings at World's End by up to 13 for at least this year. The only proposed change for this boating season is to limit the number of boats that can raft off each mooring to a maximum of five without prior harbormaster approval for more.
After the Select Board recently supported this change, Chair Joseph Fisher went on to say that the board "recognizes the importance of boating, and our goal is to make [the harbor, including the World's End mooring field] a safe and fun place that we can all enjoy!"
Whether or not you are a boater, Happy Summer!