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Mooring field coming to downtown Beaufort marina

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BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

A mooring field could be up and running in downtown Beaufort by the end of this month.

Crews have started installing the anchors along the Beaufort River by the Waterfront Park.

A total of 46 moorings will be added and 16 of those will be leased for short-term boats.

Having a certified mooring field is not only a cheaper, more secure alternative for boaters, but it will also protect the city.

"We have control over that area so people have to comply. We want to make sure they have insurance, we want to make sure they're not dumping sewage or anything else in the river. As long as you're in the mooring field, you are bound by certain rules and regulations that you have to follow," said Harbor Master Rick Griffin.   

Funding for the mooring field came from a federal grant as well as city and private funds.

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