There are several private piers that are used occasionally for mooring barges and small vessels on Town River Bay.
A marina and a yacht club are on the south bank about 0.5 mile and 0.7 mile, respectively, above the entrance. Gasoline, diesel fuel, ice, supplies, pumpout facilities, and a 15-ton hoist are available; hull and engine repairs can be made.
Small-craft facilities on Weymouth Back River can provide berths with electricity, gasoline, diesel fuel, water, ice, marine supplies, a launching ramp, and lifts to 37 tons; hull, engine, and electronic repairs are available. Sewage pump-out is available on the south side of the river near the end of the channel. A public launching ramp is on the north side of the river about 1.5 miles above the entrance.
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Weymouth Fore River has its entrance on the southwest side of Hingham Bay between Houghs Neck and Grape Island, and is the approach by water to Quincy Point, Weymouth, East Braintree, and several landings.
The following are prominent upon entering Weymouth Fore River; a tank on Weymouth Great Hill, the bridge at Quincy Point and the large stacks of the power plant on the east side of the river just above the bridge.
A Federal project provides for a 35-foot channel which leads from the sea through Nantasket Roads, Hull Gut, and Hingham Bay, thence into Weymouth Fore River to the head of the project, 0.5 mile above the bridge crossing the river at Quincy Point; a turning basin is on the south side of the channel at Kings Cove. In 2007, the controlling depth was 33.2 feet in the dredged channel from the entrance to the head of the project: the turning basin had depths of 34 to 35 feet. In 2008, depths to 1.3 feet were available to Braintree Yacht Club, about 1.3 miles above the turning basin.
Town River Bay is a branch of Weymouth Fore River north of Quincy Point. A Federal project provides for a channel 35 feet deep from the junction with Weymouth Fore River to a point 1 mile upstream, with a turning basin 35 feet deep at the inner end; thence 15 feet deep to a point just below the Quincy Electric Light & Power Company plant, 1.2 miles above the mouth.
Weymouth Back River is just eastward of Weymouth Fore River and southward of Grape Island. In 2008, the controlling depth in the dredged channel to the wharf was 14.5 feet with shoaling to 12.8 feet within 20 feet of the limits; the basin had 15 feet available except for a 150 foot radius of the northwest corner where the controlling depth was 12.5 feet. The channel is buoyed.