Mooring Balls Arrive In West Falmouth Harbor

Written by Brian Tarcy

WEST FALMOUTH – Yet another sign of spring, and a good one for boaters. Mooring balls have started to appear in West Falmouth Harbor.

Todd Taylor puts his boat in for the first time this season

Todd Taylor puts his boat in for the first time this season

On Saturday, Todd Taylor of West Falmouth Mooring Service, towed his blue George Williams skiff to West Falmouth Harbor and put out a half dozen mooring balls for the season. It’s just to get a few early people in the water, he explained. Eventually, he’ll put a total of 110 mooring balls in, he said.

Todd Taylor of West Falmouth Mooring Service

Todd Taylor of West Falmouth Mooring Service

Taylor, 52, a full-time Falmouth firefighter, said he was happy to get out on the water on what he called “one of the nicest days of this year, so far.”

While he has begun putting out the mooring balls, he said he expected the summer season to start late this year. A lot of kids have to make up school from this winter, he said.

“The water is a little cold, so that sets the season back a little bit too,” he said. “There was a lot of ice out here,” said Taylor,

In addition to putting in moorings, Taylor said he got out “some of the winter sticks that got stuck in the mud.”


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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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