Bristol Harbormaster: Bring plastic, not cash for payment

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By next boating season, the Bristol Harbormaster's office may no longer accept cash for payment of transient dock and mooring fees.

Instead, harbor officials are pushing for the use of credit/debit cards, and personal checks.

"The idea is to not have the harbor patrol deal in cash," said Jim Dollins, who sits on the Harbor Commission.

The harbormaster now has the capability to charge the fees to credit cards via a mobile credit card reader.

Payments are also accepted over the phone.

"We haven't got a formal date yet," said Mr. Dollins, referencing the cut-off date for cash payments. "But we'll be sure that what we put into the rules will enhance the visitation of yachtsmen."

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