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Old 28-02-2015, 20:00   #1
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Mooring waiting lists

There are currently 1673 people on the waiting list for a mooring in Marblehead Harbor, Massachusetts. Over the last 15 months, I have advanced 4 places. At this rate, someone at the end of the list can expect to get a mooring in... 523 years.

I don't think Marblehead is unique in this respect. What's your experience trying to get a mooring permit?
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There is a two year wait for birth space both here, Dubai, and back home, Louisiana.


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There is a two year wait for birth space both here, Dubai, and back home, Louisiana.


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No wonder the demand for midwives is burgeoning... a two year wait for "birth space" plays havoc with a 9 month gestation period!

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Too funny! I didn't even catch my error until you said something. Got a good laugh for the day thanks!


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There are currently 1673 people on the waiting list for a mooring in Marblehead Harbor, Massachusetts. Over the last 15 months, I have advanced 4 places. At this rate, someone at the end of the list can expect to get a mooring in... 523 years.

I don't think Marblehead is unique in this respect. What's your experience trying to get a mooring permit?
did you check with Salem as last I heard there were still some spots
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Good one Jim! Thanks for my morning chuckle.
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The person who is first on the waiting list in Stonington, CT has been on it for almost 14 years.

We'll be cutting the lines in six years and three months so it's safe to say we won't have a Stonington mooring before we leave.
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did you check with Salem as last I heard there were still some spots
I know--Salem is quite a bit less popular, for some reason.
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The person who is first on the waiting list in Stonington, CT has been on it for almost 14 years.

We'll be cutting the lines in six years and three months so it's safe to say we won't have a Stonington mooring before we leave.
The thing to do seems to be to put the names of your yet to be born grandchildren on the list!
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I know--Salem is quite a bit less popular, for some reason.
it's because all the yacht and sail clubs are in Marblehead
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