CAMBRIDGE, Md. - With the addition of a lighthouse and a working fountain, the only thing missing at Long Wharf Park in Cambridge are public restrooms. The facility will be built just beyond the World War I Memorial Fountain.
Cambridge officials are looking to combine both a sprinkler pump for the lighthouse and restrooms into one facility, a feature some slip holders are on board with building.
"I have a holding tank and then I have to get it emptied but if you have a restroom you can use that which you don't have to worry about your holding tank, it's a very big feature," said Richard Cuckoo of Cambridge.
"Right now if you don't want to use the restroom on your boat which means you have to get it pumped out which is a major hassle then it's a lot closer to the corner of the marina from here," said Norm Mayer of Cambridge.
While some say it is convenient for boaters, others like the park just the way it is. Wayne Warner has lived right across from Long Wharf Park for 40 years. He said view from the park is a terrible thing with which to interfere.
"My concern is anything that would disturb the view of the river, anything that you build whether it's a sign or a building that takes a way a portion of that takes away from what you can see when riding down the street," said Warner.
A $100,000 loan from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will aid this project.
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