This has happened here in Massachusetts
where there is a greed factor. For example, Nantucket
was once an excellent place to anchor
and spend money
in their community. But Nantucket
Moorings looked at all those boats on anchor and assigned a dollar figure lost
to their pockets. Yes, technically one can still anchor in Nantucket but in places where current
is strong and the distance to shore long............and even those places are few.
Some years back Edgartown in Mathas Vineyard did the same thing. No inside anchoring. More greed factor.
I refuse to visit either of those places!
I do not travel to places many of you visit. But the establishment of implied fees
by forcing visitors to pay mooring fees
is going to continue unless fewer visitors have a larger financial impact on town business than the loss of mooring fees. Call it what you wish, I call it greed!