Northshore Harbormasters Association News

Senate sinks 2004 mooring law

BOSTON — Lawmakers aim to sink a rule requiring harbormasters to charge the same mooring fee for residents and nonresidents. Not that local officials paid much attention to the 2004 regulatory change. Salem Harbormaster Peter Gifford said he still charges residents $1.50 and nonresidents $6 per vessel foot. He had considered a $5 flat rate […]

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Posted on May 26th, 2005 by dan in North Shore

Sunday search made of harbor.

Sunday search made of harbor waters Firefighters, U.S. Coast Guard, police and Harbormasters from Beverly and Salem searched under the Veterans Memorial Bridge for two days after a out of town motorist reporting seeing a man on the bridge’s highest point. Rescue crews were originally called to the area of the bridge, which leads to […]

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Posted on April 29th, 2005 by dan in North Shore

North Shore Harbormaster NEWEST Certified Harbormasters

On April 8, 2005 five Harbormasters from the North Shore sat for the final exam to complete their 351 hour MCJ approved training course. Karen Abbott of Groveland, Paul Hogg of Newburyport, Joe Montalto and Chuck Famolare III of Winthrop and Ron Petoff of Rockport. These five harbormasters successfully completed the required hours of criminal justice […]

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Posted on April 8th, 2005 by rosemary in North Shore,Rockport

More for moorings

 Dinah Cardin/ dcardin@cnc.comFriday, March 25, 2005   It was only a matter of time before Amesbury officials considered charging boaters who call their waters home port. That was obvious. Every other municipality around them charges boaters to tie onto a mooring or dock.      But who thought it would be this complicated?        For now, Jack […]

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Posted on March 27th, 2005 by dan in North Shore

Police divers pull suicide from Salem Harbor

Jill Harmacinski Staff writer   SALEM — The body of a suicidal man reported missing in January was found yesterday in Salem Harbor. Salem harbormasters, with assistance from the Salem police dive team, recovered the 36-year-old man’s body at 5:15 p.m., according to a police report. The body was brought to shore at the Congress […]

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Posted on March 21st, 2005 by dan in North Shore

Dolphin Stranded

Dolphin stranded under bridge  By JILL HARMACINSKI STAFF WRITER SALEM – Concerned neighbors dialed 911. An off-duty firefighter donned a survival suit. And har­bormasters from two cities raced into action.  But in the end, nothing could save a starving, white-sided dol­phin stranded under the Beverly Salem Bridge yesterday morning.  "There’s really not much we could do […]

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Posted on March 18th, 2005 by seasonticket in North Shore


A rough night on the water for harbormasters BY BFN CASSELMAN  STAFFWRITER Colliding boats, thick fog and even a brawl on Baker’s Island kept harbormasters hopping Wednesday night. By the time it was all over, they’d rescued a drifting lobster boat, bro­ken up a figbt and had one man arrestedSalem Harbormaster Peter Gifford said the fight erupted after […]

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Posted on March 15th, 2005 by seasonticket in North Shore

New Harbormaster comes aboard

 Alan Burke Staff writer MARBLEHEAD — When he was a boy, Charles Dalferro’s big brother worked for the Marblehead Transport Co. And when there were empty seats, Dalferro boarded for free, taking the ride from stop to stop, getting to know every corner of one of the world’s most beautiful harbors. It was useful experience […]

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Posted on March 14th, 2005 by dan in North Shore


SALEM – A 22-year-old Bev­erly man was killed yesterday when his pickup truck careened over a Jersey barrier at a sharp turn on the Beverly-­Salem Bridge, dropping 30 feet into the water below. Police believe up to nine hours passed between the time the crash occurred and when Bryan Brouillett’s body was found An Ames […]

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Posted on March 14th, 2005 by seasonticket in North Shore

Harbormasters News

Here’s a new feature for our web site, where news will be posted about our Association and its member departments. Our Association’s Harbormasters will be able to publish relevant waterfront news pertaining to their cities or towns. We will also attempt to post pertinent news and notices that effect boaters and the waterfront in general […]

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Posted on March 5th, 2005 by Administrator in North Shore