2021 AGN Boat Policies
The AGN employs boat policies to promote beach preservation and the sustainable use of Clark Beach and its environs.
All boats must have a valid sticker, which can be purchased only by an AGN member in good standing. Boats without a 2021 sticker, or boats stored in other locations other than those permitted, are in violation of this policy and may be removed.
Please note: AGN property is private and by law extends to the mean low tide. The Town of Ipswich has jurisdiction regarding moorings in tidal waters, that is, any area impacted by the tide. Municipal and state law prohibits moorings in tidal waters above mean low tide. All mooring permits are issued by the Ipswich Harbormaster.
AGN takes and assumes no responsibility for any boats on Clark Beach.
AGN places racks on Clark Beach to create an orderly manner of storing non-motorized prams and kayaks. In 2021, the majority of racks for prams and kayaks will be located on each side of the Clark Beach parking lot boardwalk, while one (1) will be placed at the North end of the beach near the Bowdoin Road parking lot.
Prams and kayaks are permitted from mid-May to mid-October. The length of prams shall not exceed 12 feet. There is no length limit for kayaks.
A pre-determined number of prams and kayaks are allowed each year. In 2021, 110 prams/kayaks will be allowed at Clark Beach.
To put a pram/kayak on racks, a boat owner must:
- Be a current paid member in good standing of AGN,
- Register their boat (complete Pram/Kayak Application) with an accurate description including color, length, model, and name (if applicable),
- Purchase a pram/kayak sticker, and
- Adhere the sticker to the right, front edge of the boat that is visible when stored.
Starting in April when the membership renewal begins, AGN members may purchase one (1) pram/kayak sticker for $50 on a first-come, first-serve basis. A completed and signed Pram/Kayak application must accompany the payment.
Prams and kayaks can be placed on racks on Saturday, May 8, following the Annual Meeting.
On June 1, if the number of stickers sold has not reached the maximum number set for the year by the AGN Board, a second pram/kayak sticker can be purchased on a first-come, first-serve basis for $75. Please note that pram/kayak stickers are not transferable.
Prams and kayaks cannot be located at any time on the beach and must be stored on the racks provided by AGN. Additionally, at no time can the pram/kayak be in the marsh or sea grass, including during launch. They are not to be stored in the grass, on the ground, or in the tidewater.
Any violation of this policy by the pram/kayak owner may result in the removal of their boat from Clark Beach, although AGN will attempt to contact the owner (if known) first. AGN will place a violation notice on any prams/kayaks that do not have a valid AGN sticker. After one week, the pram/kayak may be removed to the parking lot.
All prams/kayaks must be removed from Clark Beach by October 16. Any pram/kayak left on the beach after that date will be removed to the parking lot. AGN will make a reasonable attempt to contact the owner (if known), but any pram/kayak left on the property at the end of the season may be auctioned off with proceeds donated to the AGN Scholarship Fund.