Welcome to the East Blue Hill Village Boat Ramp web page. We are very lucky to have this boat ramp to provide us access to the water, and we are glad for it be used by East Blue Hill residents and others. We wish that it could be free and open to everyone; however, the need to maintain the ramp, playground and other properties held in common through the Village Improvement Association obliges us to charge a fee for the use of the ramp. We hope you understand, and that you enjoy our waterfront mindfully, safely, and with consideration for the safety of others and respect for their property and the environment. Please contact the VIA at email@example.com with any questions.
To be entitled to use the ramp, please first read the information below, which will explain the rules and etiquette of the ramp, and list the fees for residents and non-residents. Then, use the button to pay your ramp fee. You will be prompted to fill out a form, and to read and accept a waiver of liability. You will then be able to choose the appropriate fee, and pay online. If you have indicated that you will keep small boats (kayaks, canoes, etc.) on shore, or that you will park a car while you are on the water, you will be sent stickers to show that you have paid your fee.
The East Blue Hill Village Improvement Association owns and maintains the facilities at the village park and boat launch area. Fees collected are used to maintain and improve the ramp, access road, and the parking area, and to support the activities of the VIA. Users who keep their boats at the ramp or use the ramp during the season must register their watercraft and pay ramp fees.
General Rules Associated With Use of the Park and Ramp
Please be advised that use of the park and harbor ramp are entirely at YOUR OWN RISK and EBHVIA assumes NO LIABILITY for any property kept, left at or maintained at the town park. You are responsible for making certain that your property is kept in a safe location.
All dinghies and kayaks kept at the village park must have and exhibit a current sticker. Any boats or watercraft of any kind left at the park that do not display a current valid EBHVIA sticker will be considered abandoned, unclaimed or mislaid property and removed by EBHVIA from the park for safety reasons and to reduce obstruction and congestion. Property removed from the park for failure to display current use stickers can be retrieved by contacting the EBHVIA and paying storage costs permitted by law. Maine law governing abandoned property will apply and EBHVIA assumes no liability for this property. Storage fees for unregistered or non-complying watercraft or other property (boat trailers, vehicles, equipment, etc.) will be imposed based on a current schedule of $2.00 per each linear foot of boat, trailer or property length/ per day or as may otherwise be charged by commercial storage companies. By your signature below agreeing to the rules imposed by EBHVIA, you authorize EBHVIA to remove any property left at the EBHVIA park and ramp facilities that does not comply with EBHVIA rules stated here and which will be treated as abandoned property.
Please park only on the designated gravel parking area. Please do not park on the grass or drive on it, especially in wet conditions. If the designated parking area is occupied, please park on the street.
Please keep kayaks/dinghies as far back from ramp as possible to avoid damage from vehicles backing down the ramp!
No boats and or trailers may be left overnight at the park.
Outhaul placement must be approved by the Ramp Committee. Outhauls and dinghies must not block the ramp or the approach to the ramp.
Outhauls must be to the north of the ramp (right side facing the water.) Please take care in placing your outhaul (once approved) so that dinghies do not drift over the launching area.
All dinghies and kayaks must be removed from the Park from NOVEMBER 30th through APRIL 1st. Items left after November 30 will be removed from the Park and can be retrieved by contacting EBHVIA with payment of towing and storage fees.
There will be be no commercial use of the Park and its facilities unless approved by the EBHVIA.
For the purpose of clearly establishing residency in East Blue Hill Village, the village boundary is defined as "Friends Corner,” (intersection of the Wood Point Road, including Esther Wood’s house) east to the Surry line on Morgan Bay Road.
Annual fees for residents of East Blue Hill Village:
Approved commercial use for fisherman & dinghy $50.00
Recreational use (dinghy/kayak stored on shore) $25.00 per boat
Seasonal ramp use (no boat storage) $15.00
Outhaul fee (includes dinghy) $25.00
Day use no charge
Annual fees for non-residents of East Blue Hill Village:
Approved commercial use & dinghy $150.00
Recreational use (dinghy/kayak stored on shore) $50.00 per boat
Seasonal ramp use (no boat storage) $50.00
Day use $5.00
Outhaul fee (includes dinghy) $100.00
Thank you for your part in keeping the park as wonderful as it is! (I.e., please do not litter or empty your ashtray at the park!)
Once the EBHVIA has received confirmation of your payment, you will receive your boat ramp use sticker(s) in the mail at the address provided when you registered for your sticker (in step one).