Rockland seeks public input on future harbor uses

Oct 02, 2019
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Rockland — The city of Rockland’s Ad Hoc Harbor Planning Committee is inviting anyone with an interest in the future of Rockland Harbor to attend meetings to update the community's harbor plan.

The City Council agreed in March 2018 to create the ad hoc committee as the city wrestled with a community divided over whether large cruise ships should be allowed to make stops in the city. In addition, a proposed marina expansion by Yachting Solutions Inc. has generated considerable opposition and a less vocal group of supporters.

Upcoming meetings -- held Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. at City Hall -- and anticipated topics to be discussed by the Harbor Planning Committee are:

* Oct. 3: A recap of discussions on the working waterfront, commercial fishing, aquaculture, industry and other waterfront uses. There will also be an initial discussion on cruise ships, including a review of existing data.

* Oct. 10: Continued discussion on cruise ships, including opportunities and constraints and discussion on goals and strategies.

*Oct. 24: Continued discussion of cruise ships, including goals and strategies.

Additional information on the Harbor Plan update can be found at


Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Oct 04, 2019 13:28

One stop in Rockland then perhaps bussed to "Camden by the Sea" to spend their money...perhaps....NOT???

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