About Harbormasters

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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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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 – http://www.asdd.com Alaska Association of Harbormasters & Port Administrators – http://www.alaskaharbors.org California Association of Harbor Masters and Port Captains – https://www.harbormaster.org Connecticut Harbor Management Association – https://www.ctharbormanagement.org Marine Industries Association […]

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Heroic Harbormasters in the News

A few Harbormaster heroes sprang into action in separate wildlife rescues: https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2019/07/15/harbor-master-tribe-free-entangled-sea-turtle https://www.boston25news.com/news/gloucester-harbormaster-whale-watch-captain-team-up-to-rescue-entangled-humpback-1/622844805 Harbormasters work with local fire, police and Coast Guard units to rescue boaters in trouble and are often the first ones on the scene: https://www.wcvb.com/article/man-rescued-after-boat-capsizes-in-nantucket-sound-near-collier-ledge-osterville/27593600 http://www.ktvu.com/news/ktvu-local-news/harbormaster-s-quick-thinking-aids-san-rafael-water-rescue Sometimes even the Harbormaster needs help on the water: https://newenglandboating.com/scituate-harbormaster-rescued-after-dock-accident/

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