Beth Bellis, Harbormaster in Annapolis, MD

Beth Bellis – Annapolis, MD

I have been the Harbormaster in the City of Annapolis for three years. Prior to this, I spent 20 years working as a Natural Resources Police Officer for Maryland. I retired at the rank of Lieutenant. At Annapolis City Dock, I manage a staff of 10 to 30 people. Some […]

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Harbormaster's Boat - Port Clyde, ME

What Do Harbormasters Do?

Each harbor has its own unique needs and expectations, but the list below provides some insight into the daily duties of your local harbormaster. Responsible for patrolling the harbor and flagging violations of marine and health laws. Enforces state and local laws related to speeding, safety equipment, safe operation, etc. […]

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Harbormaster Robert Ganem - Somerset MA

Robert Ganem – Somerset, MA

Robert “Buster” Ganem has been working tirelessly for the boating community in Somerset, MA since 1991. Ensuring safety and fun on the local waters. He is also an Hero, in 2017 at an OPA Race here on the River, one of the racers flipped over and was stuck under the […]

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Links for Harbormaster Info in Your State

Some states have specific Associations for Harbormasters while others have information harbormasters in their Port Authority or general Marine Trade sites: Alabama Port Authority – Alaska Association of Harbormasters & Port Administrators – California Association of Harbor Masters and Port Captains – Connecticut Harbor Management Association – Marine Industries Association […]

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Heroic Harbormasters in the News

A few Harbormaster heroes sprang into action in separate wildlife rescues: Harbormasters work with local fire, police and Coast Guard units to rescue boaters in trouble and are often the first ones on the scene: Sometimes even the Harbormaster needs help on the water:

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