There is a small-craft facility at Bivalve, on the east side of the river about 3 miles above the mouth.
A marina on the west side of the river about 3.5 miles above the mouth has berthing with water and electricity, a 20-foot boat ramp, gasoline, diesel fuel, ice, and marine supplies. Hull and engine repairs can be made. A 50-foot marine railway and a 12-ton mobile hoist are available.
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Maurice River flows into the northeast corner of Maurice River Cove 17 miles north-northwestward of Cape May Light. East Point, on the east side of the entrance, is marked by a light. Large shellfish plants are along the lower part of the river; shipbuilding facilities are at Dorchester.
The Maurice River is entered through a partially-dredged crooked channel that passes east of Fowler Island, which is in about the middle of the river’s mouth. The northernmost section passing east of the island has natural depths.
When approaching Maurice River, mariners should use care and not confuse the structure of East Point Light with a private house with a tower about 1.3 miles to the east; both landmarks are similar in appearance.
In 2006, the controlling depth was 5.6 feet in the entrance channel; thence in 1985 and 2006, 5 feet to Mauricetown, and in 1967, 6 feet to Millville. The entrance channel is marked by lighted and unlighted buoys.