Vineyard Haven Harbor District, Tisbury (Vineyard Haven)

Name: Vineyard Haven Harbor District
Town: Tisbury (Vineyard Haven)
Status: Designated
Designation Date: Thursday, November 18, 1999
Description: The Vineyard Haven Harbor District was created to maintain and enhance the cultural heritage and economic vitality of the Vineyard Haven Harbor and waterfront: to promote the year 'round working waterfront and traditional waterfront industries and services; to promote pedestrian access along the waterfront; to protect habitats and water quality; to promote and protect shellfish habitats and fisheries; to maintain and manage the navigational resources of the harbor.
Boundaries: harbor waters southwest of Lagoon Pond inlet; inland to MHW on residential side, to Water St. and Beach Road in commercial area, and including all lands of Lagoon Harbor Park to MLW of Lagoon Pond
General Restrictions: specific uses allowed for various defined areas of the harbor waters, some requiring a Harbor Use Permit from the Board of Selectmen; commercial uses of piers require Harbor Use Permit; some land uses require Harbor Use Permit; specific uses, such as taking on passengers for gambling, are prohibited

Date: 9/14/2000

boundary amendment increased landward area in commercial section to Water Street and Beach Road

Office location:

Office location:

The Stone Building
33 New York Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Telephone: 508-693-3453
Fax: 508-693-7894

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Martha's Vineyard Commission
P.O. Box 1447
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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