Oak Bluffs Cleared to Build Fuel Dock on the Harbor

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission on Thursday voted without dissent to approve a town-sponsored initiative to build a new gas station for boaters on the Oak Bluffs harbor. The plan was approved after a rapid review, during which several commissioners acknowledged the importance of having fuel in the harbor in time for the busy summer season.

Oak Bluffs Harbor Channel To Be Dredged for Saftey

The Army Corps of Engineers will dredge a 10-foot channel in the Oak Bluffs harbor in the coming weeks, to improve navigation and provide safe access for boats entering the marina.

There was a 30-day public comment period on the plan nearly six years ago. No comments were received.

This week the Corps released updated details about the project. While the project approved six years ago called for 5,800 cubic yards of sand to be removed, the amount has now been reduced to 3,500 cubic yards, as the town conducted an emergency dredge of the harbor in 2006.

News Update: Wednesday, July 11 - Fuel Station Closed Following Gas Leak

The fuel station at Church’s Pier will remain closed after a Fourth of July gas leak.

The fuel station at Church’s Pier will remain closed after a Fourth of July gas leak.

Oak Bluffs fire chief Peter Forend said that because of old fuel lines, the station at the Oak Bluffs harbor — the only source of fuel at the busy marina — will be closed until repairs are made.

Marina Fuel Station Ordered Closed

The fuel station at Church’s Pier in the Oak Bluffs harbor will remain closed following a gas leak on the Fourth of July.

Oak Bluffs fire chief Peter Forend said that because of old fuel lines, the station at the harbor — the only source of fuel at the busy marina — will be closed until repairs are made.

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