FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2016
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Town Moorings in Port Washington Receive Rave Reviews Online
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Dina De Giorgio and the Town Board are pleased to announce that the Town’s Port Washington moorings continue to have one of the highest ratings as reported by the interactive cruising guidebook ActiveCaptain.com. Eighty-eight boaters have now taken to the online portal to provide reviews on the Town’s moorings, with ratings coming in at an average of just under 5 stars.
The Town has 20 transient moorings, which are free of charge and can be used by boaters for up to 48 hours. For boats larger than 50 feet, Bay Constables recommend that boaters call 311.
“In North Hempstead we take pride in providing an enjoyable experience for boaters on our waters,” Supervisor Bosworth said. “Many thanks goes to our Bay Constables for their vigilance in patrolling our waters to ensure that our residents and visitors are safe, and that they have any concerns addressed.”
“When I restored the Waterfront Advisory Committee, which is made up of local community leaders, yacht clubs, and marinas, I had hoped that their involvement would improve our waterfront, and it is gratifying to see that those efforts continue to improve our Bay,” said Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio, who has served as Town liaison to the Waterfront Advisory Committee since she was first elected. “I want to thank the Waterfront Advisory Committee for their time and effort to make Manhasset Bay not only a treasure for the local community, but a growing destination for visitors.”
- “Have stopped here every trip north seems like it never changes and that is the good!! Very accommodating to cruisers, great town and that NY Pizza... “– Richard G., Vero Beach, FL (June 26, 2016)
- “Port Washington needs to be commended and supported by the cruising community for providing well maintained and beefy moorings. We used one of the free moorings to get some rest while we waited for the tide before going down the east river. I'm looking forward to stopping here on our trip north next year.”– J.P. Boening, Manchester, NH (June 8, 2016)
- “On delivery from Oyster Bay to Norfolk, the free town moorings provided an easy and very convenient stopover to catch the tides through the City. What a smart offering on the part of this obviously marine oriented town. Very, very few harbors in the northeast offer a welcome to boaters like Port Washington does. The services offered-pumpout boat and dock side pumpout, and water taxi, are most welcome by maritime visitors. And then to be able to walk to shops, library, grocery store-a cruiser's dream! Kudos to the town government for welcoming the yachtsman.”– Roxy Darling, Centre Island, NY (October 30, 2015)
ActiveCaptain.com is a database where users are able to share information, reviews and more. Over 200,000 boaters actively access ActiveCaptain for its data which is maintained by users and is constantly reviewed to ensure its accuracy.
Left to right: Council Member Lee Seeman, Bay Constable Mike Green, Council Member Dina De Giorgio, Bay Constable Phil Purcell, Bay Constable Victor Fuentes, Councilman Peter Zuckerman, Chief Bay Constable Mal Nathan, Town Clerk Wayne Wink Jr., Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Anna Kaplan and Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman.