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Marinas Update 

By Larry Sincoskie - larrys@landings.org 
Marinas Director 

Operating hours for Landings Harbor Marina are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily, and Delegal Creek’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. 

The dredging project at Landings Harbor was completed on November 5, and all vessels were returned to their assigned slips the following day. A post bathymetric survey will be conducted to confirm that the depth and the contracted cubic yards of material was achieved. There were minimum interruptions experienced due to mechanical breakdowns of the Marina-owned booster pump and underground pipelines that deliver the dredge material to the spoil ponds located off McWhorter Drive. Alternative methods are being investigated for future dredging projects, as the current spoil ponds will soon reach their usable capacity. As a test during the final days of dredging, a small amount of material was pumped into a Geotextile tube set up in the north area of the Landings Harbor Picnic Grounds. The tube will remain onsite and allowed to dry before being opened. Once opened, the dry material will be excavated from the tube. Geotextile tubes have successfully been used throughout The Landings’ property for lagoon and pond maintenance. Estate Management Services has a vast knowledge in dredging using Geotextile tubes throughout the mid-Atlantic region where spoil sites are unavailable. Future use of Geotextile tubes to maintain the harbor depth will be considered as the spoil ponds continue to reach maximum volume.

The Landings Harbor dry storage replacement project is in the planning phase. Height restrictions are a focus during the planning phase and will play a major role, while attempting to configure the best use of space, as needed rack occupancies are considered. The height of the existing rack structures are 30 feet, and a variance of up to 60 feet may be requested. Staff are collaborating with four major dry storage building companies for the new rack storage system.

The Marinas team continues training to meet new environmental requirements for operating underground fuel tanks and systems. These certifications provide staff with knowledge to inspect, identify, and record our fuel system components and their condition to prevent spills and releases into the environment. Five Marinas staff members hold Class C operator certificates, and one holds a class A, B, and C certification.

Altered Latitudes shirts and hats with new graphic designs offered at the Marinas have been ordered and are expected to ship from the vendor in time for our holiday shopping. New fish designs are part of the apparel designs that are sure to catch your attention.

Delegal Creek Marina is seeing an increase in transient vessels heading south for the winter months. Delegal has the best and cleanest amenities available in the area for migrating vessels. The concrete dock system, coupled with easy fuel and slip access, make the facility a favorite and comfortable overnight stop for new and repeat boaters who travel through the area every year.

We look forward to seeing you at the Marinas!