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Crocker’s Boat Yard seeks Corps permit to relocate, reconfigure existing pile-anchored floats, add new floats

Published Aug. 11, 2015

CONCORD, Mass. Crocker’s Boat Yard, located at 15 Ashland Avenue in Manchester, is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with relocation and reconfiguration of existing pile-anchored floats and adding new floats at its marina in Manchester, Mass.


Work involves the relocation/reconfiguration of 2,160 square feet of existing pile-anchored permanent floats, the addition of 864 square feet of new permanent pile-anchored floats, the relocation of the existing gangway, the addition of 1,152 square feet of new bottom-anchored seasonal floats, the retention of 144 square feet of existing unauthorized floating docks, the retention of six 12-inch pilings, the retention of 6 existing unauthorized moorings, and the establishment of a reconfiguration zone around the existing marina structures.


This work is part of the expansion of a long-standing commercial marina operation in Manchester Inner Harbor. The dredging of the basin is the subject of a separate dredging permit application now before the Corps submitted by the Town (application file no. NAE 2012-322). The permit application by Crocker’s Boat Yard does not involve any proposed dredging.


There also are other private permit applications for dredging and other structures in nearby areas of Manchester Inner Harbor by other permit applicants that have been submitted and are being considered at the same time. Those other applications that require an individual public notice also are the subject of separate notices being issued. Three of those other private residential dredging and dock retention activities are being processed simultaneously under the Corps’ General Permit procedures.


The application for a federal permit was filed with the Corps 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 U.S. The public notice, with more specifics on the proposed work, can be viewed on the Corps website at:  http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.


Public comments on this work proposed by Crocker’s Boat Yard (file #NAE-2013-981) should be forwarded no later than Sept. 11, 2015 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Brian Valiton), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA  01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Brian Valiton at 978-318-8166 or toll free 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling

from within Massachusetts) or by email to: brian.e.valiton@usace.army.mil.

Tim Dugan

Release no. 2015-069