'Preserve The Sound'
06 August 2018 | Old Saybrook, Connecticut
A car license plate near a burger lunch spot said 'Connecticut: Preserve The Sound'. After a double take, I realized the whole Connecticut coastline was on Long Island Sound! All of their marine activities commercial and recreational were dependent on a healthy 'Sound'. On our charts there are constant note reminders that there is no allowed sewage discharge from boats. What this means to us, is that we have to pump-out our two sewage tanks in marinas along the way. If at anchor, we cannot discharge our sewage. Normally if we are over 3 miles offshore, we can macerate and pump out our tanks. Since entering the East Coast in the Florida Keys, and through the Intercoastal Waterway, all the way to Connecticut, we have been able to pump-out our tanks, usually at a fuel dock. So we're glad to comply! There are 800+ boats at the marina we are staying at. This is a huge number, but multiply that by many more marinas, and you see how sewage could be a real problem.