Jeremy Borelli Ryan Haraghey Ethan Lawlor Robert Oakley
Pawcatuck Dinghy Dock
The Town of Stonington in the State of Connecticut is investigating the opportunity of building a small dinghy dock on the Pawcatuck River at the intersection of Mechanic and Prospect Street. The proposed dock will be constructed on the south side of an existing pump station located on the property. This facility will provide access for boaters from nearby marinas to the village of Pawcatuck which offers many dining and entertainment options. It will also serve as an extension of a recreational kayak trail along the Pawcatuck River.
Over the past year, the UConn Senior Design Team 9 has developed a site layout, a construction schedule and estimate, and initiated the permitting process with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The design process considered structural, environmental, and budgetary concerns, as well as input from local residents. The site design specifies a floating dock, boardwalk to provide access from the roadway, and a parking area. The plans also detail several optional features, like kayak storage and launching systems.