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Dodson Boat Yard
17 Connecticut - Fishers Island Sound
Navigational Information
Lat: 41°20.329' N Long: 71°54.499' W  Tide: 2.5 ft.  Current: n/a Chart: 13214
Rep. Depths (MLW): Entry: 15 ft. Fuel Dock: 7 ft. Max Slip/Moor: 8 ft./15 ft.
Access: Block Island, Fishers Island Sound to Stonington Harbor past R 10

Marina Facilities (In Season/Off Season)
Fuel: Gasoline, Diesel
Slips: 52 Total, 25 Transient  Max LOA: 130 ft.  Max Beam: n/a
  Rate (per ft.): Day $2.75  Week Inq.  Month n/a
  Power: 30 amp Incl., 50 amp Incl., 100 amp n/a, 200 amp n/a
  Cable TV: No  Dockside Phone: No
  Dock Type: Wood, Long Fingers, Alongside, Floating, Fixed, Pilings
Moorings: 118 Total, 25 Transient  Launch: Yes ($Free), Dinghy Dock
  Rate: Day $45*  Week $210  Month n/a
Heads: 8 Toilet(s), 6 Shower(s) (with dressing rooms)
Internet: No  Laundry: 2 Washer(s), 2 Dryer(s)
Pump-Out: On-Site, 1 Central, n/a InSlipFull Service, 1 Central, n/a InSlip  Fee: $5  Closed Heads: Yes

Marina Operations
Owner/Manager: Bob Snyder  Dockmaster: Ethan Grimes
In-Season: May-Aug, 7:30am-10pm  Off-Season: Sep-Apr, 7:30am-4pm
After-Hours Arrival: Tie up at fuel dock
Reservations: Yes, Preferred  Credit Cards: Visa/MC, AmEx, Discover
Discounts: None
Pets: Welcome, Dog Walk Area  Handicap Access: Yes, Heads, Docks
Dodson Boat Yard
194 Water Street, Stonington, CT  06378
Tel: (860) 535-1507  VHF: Monitor 78 A  Talk Ch. 78
Fax: (860) 535-2163  Alternate Tel: none
Email:  Web:
Nearest Town: Stonington (0.1 mi.)  Tourist Info: (860) 572-9578

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Marina Services and Boat Supplies
Services - Docking Assistance, Dock Carts, Security (8 Hrs., 10pm-6am), Concierge  Communication - Fax, Phone Message, Mail Package Hold, Courier, FedEx, UPS, DHL, Express Mail  Supplies - On Site: CNG, Ice Block, Ice Cube, Propane, Ships' Store (Well equipped), Ice Block, Ice Cube, Ships' Store (Well equipped), Propane, CNG   Near: Bait/Tackle (Buckys 599-5972/Don's Dock), Live Bait, Bait/Tackle (Buckys 599-5972/Don's Dock), Live Bait   1-3 Miles: West Marine (536-1455), West Marine (536-1455)   3+ Miles: West Marine (536-1455, 4.3 m)  
Boatyard Services
On Site: A/C, Props, Electronics Repairs, Engine Mechanic - Gas, Painting, Brightwork, Refrigeration, Sail Loft, Total Refits, Yacht Broker, Interior Cleaning, Divers, Engine Mechanic - Diesel, Rigger, Hull Repairs, Bottom Cleaning, Forklift, Awlgrip, Woodwork, Wash/Wax, Crane (5T), Travelift (35T), Electrical Repairs, Travelift (35T), Travelift (50T), Forklift (15T), Forklift, Crane (5T), Hydraulic Trailer (60T), Engine Mechanic - Gas, Engine Mechanic - Diesel, Electrical Repairs, Electronics Repairs, Hull Repairs, Rigger, Sail Loft, Divers, Bottom Cleaning, Brightwork, A/C, Refrigeration, Wash/Wax, Interior Cleaning, Props, Woodwork, Metal Fabrication, Painting, Awlgrip, Total Refits, Yacht Broker   On Call: Canvas Work, Metal Fabrication, Life Raft Serv, Yacht Interiors, Upholstery, Inflatable Repairs, Canvas, Inflatable Repairs, Life Raft Serv, Upholstery, Yacht Interiors, Metal Fabrication   Dealer For: Westerbeke, Yanmar, Honda Outboards  
Restaurants and Accommodations
On Site: Restaurant (Boom 535-2588, L: $5-13, D: $15-23, 535-1381 Tue-Sat L11:30-2:30, D 5:30-9:30, Sun Brunch $7-17), (Boom 535-1381, L: $5-13, D: $15-23), (Dog Watch Cafe 535-2588, L: $5-15, D: $15-25)   On Call: Pizzeria (Stonington Pizza 535-0886)   Near: Restaurant (Mother's ()535-0797), (Noah's ()535-3925, L: $5-12, D: $10-20), (Noah's 535-3925, L: $5-12, D: $10-20), (One South Café 535-0418), (Skippers Dock 535-0111, L: $8-15, D: $25-35, 535-2000 - 500' dock), (Skippers Dock 535-0111, L: $8-15, D: $25-35), (Water St. Café ()535-2122, L: $5-15, D: $15-25, Sun Brunch), Lite Fare (Water Street Deli 535-0797, L: $4-8), Inn/B&B (Inn at Stonington 535-2000, $135-295, 400' deepwater dock), Inn/B&B (Inn at Stonington 535-2000, $180-$395, Travel and Liesure's "Inn of the Monrth"), Inn/B&B (Lasbury's Guest House ()-535-2681, $100-125), Inn/B&B (Orchard Street Inn 535-2681, $$235- $330)   1-3 Miles: Restaurant (Randall's Ordinary, D: $18-25), Motel (Comfort Inn 572-8531), Inn/B&B (Lasburys 535-2681, $55-$149), Inn/B&B (Randall's Ordinary 599-4540, $130-270), Motel (Sea Breeze 535-2843, $45-165)  
Recreation and Entertainment
On Site: Boat Rentals, Grills, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Grills, Boat Rentals, Park    Near: Jog Paths, Playground, Tennis Courts (Community Cntr. 535-2476), Playground, Tennis Courts (Community Cntr. 535-2476), Jog Paths, Attractions, Sightseeing, Galleries    Under 1 Mile: Beach (DuBois), Fitness Center (I Can 535-8064), Stables (Rainbow Stables 535-3411), Beach (DuBois), Fitness Center (I Can 535-8064), Stables (Rainbow Stables 535-3411), Museum    1-3 Miles: Golf Course (Pequot G.C. 535-1898), Roller Blade/Bike Paths, Golf Course (Pequot G.C. 535-1898), Hike/Bike Trails, Cinema   
Provisioning and General Services
On Site: Library, Laundry   Near: Gourmet Shop (Mystic Market East 572-7992), Liquor Store (A&P Liquors 572-8446), Gourmet Shop (Mystic Market East 572-7992), Liquor Store (A&P Liquors 572-8446), Farmers' Market (535-2236), Bank/ATM, Barber, Hair Salon, Bookstore (Book Mart 535-0401), Catholic Church, Clothing Store (Fun! 535-2333, upscale outlet store), Library (535-0658), Newsstand, Post Office, Protestant Church, Bank/ATM, Post Office, Catholic Church, Protestant Church, Library (535-0658), Hair Salon, Barber, Bookstore (Book Mart 535-0401), Newsstand, Clothing Store (Fun! 535-2333, upscale outlet store)   Under 1 Mile: Convenience Store (Village Market 535-3512, delivers), Convenience Store (Village 535-3512, delivers), Convenience Store (Village Market 535-3512, delivers)   1-3 Miles: Bakery, Deli (Diamond 536-8565), Farmers' Market, Supermarket (Stop & Shop 599-2433), Supermarket (Stop & Shop 599-2433), Deli (Diamond 536-8565), Bakery, Farmers' Market, Florist, Pharmacy (McQuades 536-4606), Pharmacy (McQuades 536-4606), Florist   3+ Miles: Hardware Store (True Value 536-9601, 5ml)  
On Site: Courtesy Transport, Water Taxi, Courtesy Transport, Water Taxi   On Call: Rental Car (Enterpr 536-6829), Taxi (Yellow Cab 536-8888), Rental Car (Enterpr 536-6829), Taxi (Yellow Cab 536-8888)   1-3 Miles: Bus, Bus   3+ Miles: Rail (Mystic, 5 mi.), Rail (Mystic, 5 mi.)  Airport: Westerly (8 mi.)
Medical Services
911 Service On Call: Ambulance   1-3 Miles: Chiropractor (Antonino Clinic 599-5551), Dentist, Doctor (Awwa 572-8834), Veterinarian (Stonington Veterinary Hospital 535-3011)   Hospital: Westerly RI 401-596-6000 (6 mi. )
Setting — Stonington Harbor is one of the more attractive harbors in CT for the transient with excellent designated anchorages, moorings and Dodson's Boatyard. Wide open spaces and well marked channels. Seldom a problem finding a spot to stay the night. The town of Stonington itself is an attraction with friendly people to assist in your travels. Very rural with keen attention given to preserving historic buildings. The harbor is home to the last commercial fishing fleet in Connecticut.

Marina Notes — Founded in 1902 as a boatyard. Family owned since 1926 with the current family being the second generation of the Snyder family. Docks are well maintained, neat and stable. This designated clean marina is colorfully landscaped with potted plants. Heads and showers, recent remodel, have tiled floors and updated decor . Small laundry room with well stocked reading area. Full service boatyard. Abundant outdoor seating. Fire pit in the evenings. Launch service with two tenders will pick up and drop anywhere in harbor. Two designated pet parks, one onsite.

Notable — The best way to see Stonington is on foot. It's about a three-quarter mile stroll, along Water Street, from Dodson to the tip of the peninsula - DuBois Point - also the closest beach. There is excellent gallery gazing, antiquing, and gift shopping along the way. Five good restaurants within walking distance. Major supermarkets are a 10 minute drive. Capt. Nathaniel Palmer House, 535-8845 10am-4pm is within 1 mile. Mystic Seaport is a ten minute cab ride, as is Stonington Vineyards (535-1222) - wine tastings and an inviting picnic area. Blessing of the Fleet - last weekend June; Village Fair - 1st Sat August.
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