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Chesapeake Bay Pump Out Boat

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Have been removed via the pump out service since 2016.

In 2016, the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum unveiled the first ever pump out boat on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, with more than 8,500 gallons of waste pumped from nearly 350 boats in the first year of operation alone.

During the 2017, the boat pumped more than 12,000 gallons of waste from more than 400 boats.

Read the 2017 report here

2018 Hours of Operation will be announced

Contact for Pump-out:
To sign up for regular pump outs at your slip, mooring or dock, please contact the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy’s Ann Frock with your name, address, email, and phone number at 443-385-0511 or or fill out the contact form on this page.

This boat serves boaters with holding tanks and makes pumping out easier for boaters on the busy St. Michaels harbor, and Miles and Wye Rivers. There are no pump out stations on the Wye River. Based on the studies, surveys and analysis of other pump-out boats, it is estimated this boat will pump out between 15-20,000 gallons of concentrated marine waste, with your help.

Over the past two years, MRC and CBMM have been working in concert to bring this valuable service to the hundreds of boaters who frequent local ports, scenic anchorages, and piers. MRC worked with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to obtain a grant that funded 75% of the purchase price and that same grant will partially cover the ongoing annual operation and maintenance costs. 25% of the funds needed were raised through MRC supporters.

CBMM donated free dockage, storage, and use of their land-based pump out station to off-load the waste from the pump out boat. This sewage waste removed from boats will go directly to the recently updated St. Michaels Wastewater Treatment Plant that provides high quality treatment.

See WBOC TV’s coverage here, and the Star Democrat’s coverage here.

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