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Applicant seeks Corps permit to construct, maintain new 7-slip marina in Wickford Cove in North Kingstown

Published July 19, 2011

CONCORD, Mass. – Paul J. Wilson is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the United States in conjunction with constructing and maintaining a new 7-slip marina in Wickford Cove in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.


The proposed work involves constructing a new 7-slip marina in Wickford Cove at 35 Brown Street in North Kingstown. The site is northeast of the bridge at Route 1A. There is an existing stone retaining wall along the shoreline. Water depth ranges from – 2 feet to – 7 feet at mean low water. The existing floating dock and remnant pilings will be removed.


The proposal is to build a limited marina by installing a 3-foot by 16-foot ramp to a 5-foot wide main float running parallel to the shoreline and installing four finger floats. The main float will be 5-feet by 110 feet. All floats will be pile-secured.  


There is no dredging, bottom disturbance or filling proposed. There is no salt marsh or eelgrass at the site and shell fishing is prohibited in this area.


There is a 60-foot wide federal channel present with a design dredge depth of 9 feet. The marina limit will be 12 feet from the western edge of the federal channel. There will be a marina perimeter limit established to encompass the marina.


The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps of Engineers in compliance with Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, which provides for federal regulation of any work in, or affecting navigable waters of the United States. The public notice can be viewed on the Corps website at Select Regulatory/Permitting and then weekly public notices.

Public comments on the Corps permit review (File # NAE-2011-1155) should be forwarded no later than Aug. 18, 2011 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Michael Elliott), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Michael Elliott at 978-318-8131 or toll free 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling from within Massachusetts) or by email to:

Tim Dugan

Release no. 2011-067