Harbormaster

Rockport Harbor

Overview

The Rockport Harbor Department would like to welcome you to our website. We have compiled informative and interesting information to lure you to our beautiful harbor, in Rockport, Massachusetts

Harbormasters Rosemary Lesch and Scott Story and Assistant Harbormasters Ron Petoff and Story Reed will do all they can to accommodate you while you're in Rockport. Our facilities are small, but we try to welcome everyone, big or small. One of our largest guests, visiting in 1997, was a 143' yacht. We squeezed her in!

Our boats are a 25' SAFE Boat. Alert 1, 24' Boston Whaler Justice, "Alert II", a 22' Boston Whaler, "Alert 2" and a pump-out boat.

Here you'll find information about Rockport, boating safety, rules of the road, charts, and much much more. Enjoy!

Details

The Rockport Harbormasters oversee Rockport's four harbors; Rockport, Granite Pier, Pigeon Cove, and White Wharf. There are over 360 vessels in these harbors; one-third of which are commercial fishing vessels and the others are power, sail, and pleasure boats. The Rockport harbormasters are certified Massachusetts Harbormasters and EMTs. All members of the Harbor Department are licensed Captains and are first-aid trained. Massachusetts Harbormasters enforce Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 90B and 102. The Rockport Harbormasters are Massachusetts Shellfish Constables and enforce the Massachusetts Shellfish laws. Our Department works closely with the United States Coast Guard, Environmental Police, U.S. Customs, and other related agencies. Assisting the public search and rescue along with community relations is a large part of what a harbormaster does during the season.

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