Provincetown harbormaster: get your derelict dinghy off the beach

Town will be removing vessels without permits starting June 25

Owners without permits will have until June 25 to remove their dinghies and other vessels from Provincetown's beaches. According to a release from the Provincetown Harbormaster's Office, vessels that in the Harbormaster Rex McKinsey's opinion are a hazard to other vessels, property or the resources of the area, will be removed.

The removals may be made under Harbor Regulation Article 2, Section 3-2-3 (b)

Those "derelict" dinghies that are not removed may be removed and even disposed of without further notice, according to the release. According to the regulations, owners will also be responsible for the cost of removal and storage. 

Removal will begin on or around June 25 and continue through the summer season. 

To obtain a permit or to report a derelict vessel on the beach, call the Harbormaster's Office at 508-487-7030. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on