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There is an extremely serious issue at the boat ramp in Madaket. Several holes have formed over the past few weeks in the asphalt along the front edge of the dock. These holes are approximately two feet deep. If you are not careful, you will fall into these deep holes and break your ankle or leg. Someone was nice enough to put a small piece of plywood over one of the holes. I am not sure why the town will not fill in the holes. It’s a serious accident waiting to happen.
And another thing, there are no aids to navigation in Madaket harbor, Eel Point or on the way to Tuckernuck. I am not sure why the town has not put the buoys in yet. This past weekend was Memorial Day Weekend. Several people who own houses on Tuckernuck went over there on the weekend to open their houses for the summer season only to learn that there were no buoys marking the channels and sandbars. It was very foggy every day out there. It would have been nice to have all the buoys set before the weekend.
Here are a couple of pictures of the holes in the dock at the Madaket boat ramp
– Martie Mack writes the Nantucket Waterfront News blog