by Lisa Tome
Buy a year's worth of boat launch ramp fees, get a few months free.
On or about October 1, the Town of Charlestown will formally launch its boat ramp fee permitting program.
The daily fee will be $10 for launch and retrieval. For boats registered in Maryland, the annual fee will be $25. Our-of-state boats cost $75 annually. But those who buy the annual passes now, will get some free time. The passes don't expire until the end of December 2018. The passes should be available in early October. There is also an honor box which has been installed at the boat ramp on Water Street.