Harbormaster

EMERGENCY RESPONSE  |  LAW ENFORCEMENT  | HARBOR MANAGEMENT

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Mission

The Beverly Harbormaster Department is committed to serving the boating community with courtesy and professionalism.

Harbor Patrol

The Harbormaster and Assistant Harbormasters conduct daily patrols of the waterways throughout peak season to ensure a safe and fun day of boating for all. The primary goal of these patrols are to provide marine law enforcement, emergency response, and offer any type of water related assistance to boaters, bathers, and fisherman. We work in conjunction with state and federal agencies, such as the U.S. Coast Guard, Massachusetts Environmental Police, and Coast Guard Auxiliary, as well as with other harbormaster departments and local police, fire, and EMS.

The Harbormaster Department monitors VHF channel 12 while patrolling - (Channel 16 for emergencies only).

Location

The Harbormaster Department is based out of 11 Cabot St, which is the location of Ferryway Landing, the oldest common landing place in the United States that is still in use today. Beverly Harbor continues to be alive with diverse activities. Commercial fishing still plays an important role in the harbor and nearly 1,000 recreational boaters enjoy Beverly as their hailing port. Beverly Harbor offers a variety of services, as well as, pump-out facilities, transient moorings, rental slips, fuel, haul out and various marine services.

Pump Out Boat

The Beverly Harbormaster Department offers free seasonal pump out service. Monitors VHF Ch 9. Operates: Friday through Sunday, 8 am- 4 pm.

Please be sure to use the pumpout and do not discharge sewage into the waterways. Report any violation of illegal discharge to the Harbormaster Office at (978)921-6059. Violators will be subject to a $2,000 fine. Find another local pump out location near you by visiting the Commonwealth's website, linked here.

History

Beverly's harbor front has a rich and varied history. Originally settled in 1626, Beverly began as a fishing, farming and trading community. Beverly became the birthplace of the American Navy when the schooner Hannah was commissioned and outfitted here by order of George Washington as the first Warship of the Continental Navy. On September 5, 1775, the Hannah sailed from Glover Wharf in Beverly, now called Glover Wharf Municipal Marina.

Find out more at Historic Beverly.

  1. Peter Dickman

    Harbormaster

  2. Physical Address
    11 Cabot Street
    Beverly, MA 01915


    Directions

    Phone: 978-921-6059
    Fax: 978-921-8592
    Emergency: 911

    Hours 

    Hours may vary depending on the season. Please call ahead.

    For emergencies, please call 911.

    VHF Radio Contact:

    Daily Operations: Channel 12

    Emergency Only: Channel 16


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