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  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Ice
  • Groceries
  • Chandlery
  • Pumpout

Diesel, water, and ice are available at Burr Brothers. The channel in to their fuel dock is narrow but clearly marked with privately maintained little nuns and cans. They report six feet of water at the dock at low tide, and we've made it in and out with a draft just under eight feet at the right tide. The dockmaster requests you hail in advance on #68.

Barden's, next to the harbormaster's office also sells fuel - with a prior appointment to ensure space at the dock.

For pumpout, call the harbormaster.

For provisioning, there's a Shaw's on Route 6 about four miles north of Marion, and a Super Stop and Shop just off Route 6 a couples mile further on.

Right in the center of town is the pleasingly well-stocked Marion General Store, featuring canned and dry goods, some produce, a meat counter, plus a decent selection of beer and wine. It would be tough to provision for a full week here, but it would certainly get you through a couple days. There's a liquor store next door.

Both Barden's and Burr Brothers are full-service yards that can handle any needed repairs. Otherwise, the nearest West Marine is in Fairhaven, about 8 miles south.

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