Delaware envrionmental department approves Lighthouse Cove marina

    Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has approved plans for a 24-slip marina in Lighthouse Cove near Fenwick Island.

     

    Despite opposition from neighbors that a marina would change the look of the area, impact boat traffic and limit access to the nearby Little Assawoman Bay, the plan for one 4-by-18.5-foot pier, 11 4-by-20-foot piers and 26 free-standing pilings has been approved.

    As the Wilmington News Journal reports, Fenwick Island council members aren’t happy with how the think the marina will change the look of Lighthouse Cove and think the structure will lead to crowded waters.

    But the DNRCE says restrictions have been put in place following a survey of the area, including limits to boat and pier sizes.

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