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Aids to navigation replaced in Mathews

At long last, aids to navigation that were removed from Mathews County’s Davis Creek and the Hole in the Wall portion of Milford Haven have been replaced.

Waterfront Development Corporation, a private contractor, recently reactivated the channel markers in both bodies of water by installing new signs and lights on poles that had been left by the U.S. Coast Guard when the agency deactivated the aids two years ago. In Davis Creek, the company also had to install three pilings that had been removed by the Coast Guard, and then outfit them with signs and lights.

On Tuesday, county employees and volunteers from Damfino LLC and Dragonfly Landing LLC boarded a boat owned by the companies and together installed two buoys about a half mile off Point Breeze and Lilly’s Neck to help mark the channel.

Mathews County Planning and Zoning Director Thomas Jenkins said that the contractor will return in a couple of weeks to do some finish work, and that he personally plans to go back to Hole in the ...

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