Tel:  (401) 466-3204         

Fax:  (401) 466-3219

Email: harbors@new-shoreham.com


Kate McConville

Administrative Assistant:

Hillary Stewart

COVID-19 Information

June 1, 2020

As of June 1, 2020 any transient vessel coming from a state that does not have shelter in place requirements is not required to quarantine.  They are allowed at the marinas to dock and are able to get off their vessels.  I advise you to contact the private marina before coming over to check with their regulations.

The Town moorings are installed and are available first come first serve, we do not take reservations. Hail the Harbormaster on VHF CH 12 for further assistance.

Pumpout service is operational and available on VHF CH 12.

The public dinghy dock is available.

The Town dock is operational in Old Harbor.  Again, we do not take reservations.  Hail the Old Harbor Dockmaster on VHF CH 12 for further assistance.

We ask everyone to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and bring a mask with you if you are going to an establishment that may require one.

We look forward to seeing you on the Pond!

Please review and adhere to the following applicable Phase 2 Re-opening guidelines for:

            Party and Charter Boat Operations


May 8, 2020
Moving forward, the Harbors Department will be following the Rhode Island State regulations and RIDEM guidelines. These can be found at https://www.dem.ri.gov

Marina facilities are limited to seasonal slip holders only.  The use of marina facilities by transient and out of state vessels is prohibited for now, but they may get fuel or water.  Out of state vessels still need to self quarantine for 14 days.  Please be sure to contact your marina before you come over.

We will be installing our emergency and town moorings next week for those vessels who do not want to anchor.  Rafting will not be permitted on moorings for now.  We have pumpout service in New Harbor.  

Out of state vessels must register with the Department of Health and can follow the link: https://health.ri.gov/covid.

Adhere to social distancing guidelines and protocols.

Things are changing weekly, so for any other concerns and questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 1-401-466-3204.

May 3, 2020: Shellfish License Sales - Message from the Harbormaster, Kate McConville: Please bear with me as I organize office hours.

Golden, resident and seasonal license holders in the system call and leave a message or email the office a good contact number for call back and I will take payment over the phone. As long as you are in the system I will print your license and mail you your license and our new updated regulations. Regarding a new license, please call or email the office as well and we will be creative on a way to get you into the system. Licenses expire May 15, so be sure to call in.
Please note the inner ponds will be closing May 23 per State and Town regulations.
Thank you to everyone who has checked in and are following the regulations and helping me out during this transition in the Department.
Go enjoy the Great Salt Pond!

Office phone: 1-401-466-3204

~ What's New for 2020?
             2020 Shellfish Brochure
Mooring Waiting List Application
         Charter or Commercial Slip Waiting List Application

For information on moorings and anchorage in New Harbor, please contact the Harbormaster on VHF Ch 12.

Moorings in New Harbor are first come first serve.  There is a $45 per night per boat fee and  a 50 cents per person landing fee will be assessed on the first night.  Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

For Dockage and anchorages on Old Harbor, contact the Old Harbor
Dockmaster on VHF Ch 12.

Dockage in Old Harbor is $3.00 per foot; day rates are $1.20 per foot.  You can contact the Dockmaster on VHF Ch 12 or at (401) 466-3235.

New Harbor Pumpout Boat on VHF Ch 73
Old Harbor Pumpout Boat on VHF Ch 72

New Harbor and Old Harbor have had a no discharge status since 1993.  Please utilize our free pumpout boat service, the first of its kind on the East Coast.  New Harbor pumpout service is available by contacting them on Ch 73 between 7:30am and 5:00pm.  Old Harbor pumpout service is available on CH 72 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

  Harbors office hours at the New Harbor Boat Basin (near the Oar Restaurant), where Shellfish Licenses may be obtained, are from 9:00am to 3:00pm seven days a week. 

~ Links:

        RI Coastal Resources Management Council

        RI Department of Environmental Management

        Environmental Protection Agency

            US Coast Guard District One

        Block Island Tide Charts - Old Harbor and New Harbor/Great Salt Pond

~ Download Forms and Documents Below (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader):  Get Adobe Reader

Mooring Waiting List Application

Charter/Commercial Waiting List Application

Shellfishing & Finfishing Ordinances - 3/7/2011

Sea Level Rise Study Final Report - August 2013

Sea Level Rise Study Map A-1 (a)

Sea Level Rise Study Map A-1 (b)

Sea Level Rise Study Map A-1 (c)

Sea Level Rise Study Map A-2

Sea Level Rise Study Map A-3

Sea Level Rise Study Map A-4

Sea Level Rise Study Map A-5

Sea Level Rise Study Map A-6

Sea Level Rise Study Map A-7

Sea Level Rise Study Map A-8

2021 Shellfish Closure Map

Sea Level Rise Study Map A-9

2020 Shellfish Brochure

Harbor Management Plan Update Schedule

Public Meeting #1 06-28 Agenda

Charlestown HMP _ Aquaculture

HMP2018 Draft v1 - Public Review

TNS Ordinance - Chapter 9, Marine Activities

HMP TC9-13 Presentation Agenda

HMP Comments Matrix

HMP2018 Draft v4-Public Review

HMP Public Meeting #2 Agenda

Harbor Ordinance 2019 - Draft v1

CRMC Riparian Mooring Regulations - May 2019

CRMC Outhaul Regulations - May 2019

HMP2019 Draft v8 - Public Review

HMP2019 Draft v9 - Public Review

Harbor Ordinance 2019 - Draft v2

HMP2020 Draft v12

Mandatory 14 Day Quarantine

COVID-19 Phase 2 Marina Guidelines

COVID-19 Party and Charter Boat Guidelines

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