Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Today we celebrated the Manchester Harbor dredging project.
This work is important for the local fishing and tourist economy, and protecting this great natural resource. It wouldn’t have happened without tremendous local leadership and the critical funding provided by the Baker-Polito administration. Hopefully it is the first of many such projects to come in our region.
Last year Lieutenant Governor Polito announced a $500,000 MassWorks grant to the Town of Manchester in support of harbor dredging. This was the first dredging project awarded by the Baker-Polito administration through the MassWorks Program. The event today celebrated the the project with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony.
The state funding will leverage $1,031,000 committed by the town. The project supports Manchester’s working harbor that brings in approximately $6 Million of lobsters each year. In addition, the project supports 2 marinas that employ approximately 75 people and provide moorings for over 1,000 boats in the harbor.