||City of Gloucester
Office: 978 282 3012
Launch: 978 726 0155
Launch VHF: Channel 72
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Children 12 and under FREE
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|Gloucester waters encompass over 50 miles of coastline. For a
simplification and the purpose of this program, the waters have been divided
into five W A T C H areas. These five areas consist of the greatest
density of commercial and recreational boat activity.
|Outer Harbor has several major mooring areas used
primarily by recreational boats. Eastern Point Yacht Club
maintains a large mooring field just inside the Dog Bar
breakwater. The City of Gloucester has 20 transient moorings in
Southeast Harbor and many private moorings are situated around Ten
Pound Island. Freshwater Cove, on the western shore of the Outer
Harbor, also contains private moorings. The shoreline of the Outer
Harbor is dotted with private docks and piers.
|The Inner Harbor is the heart of Gloucester's
commercial Fishing Fleet. Numerous docks and wharves serving the
fishing industry line the shore of the harbor. A mooring and
anchorage area is located in the center of the harbor in front of the State
|Smith Cove is used by both commercial and
recreational boats for mooring and dockage.
|The Annisquam River is a healthy traveled waterway
connecting Gloucester Harbor with Ipswich Bay. Cape Ann
Marina and Gloucester Marina, located a the southern end of the
river, provide dockage for several hundred commercial and recreational
boats. There are numerous moorings just outside the channel limits
all along the river, and many private docks and piers exist along its
|Lobster Cove is located inside the Ipswich
Bay entrance of the Annisquam River and contains an extensive
mooring area, the Annisquam Yacht Club, Lobster Cove Market and Marina
and many smaller private docks.
Gorton's of Gloucester - Lots of Great Seafood Recipes
Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association
- The GFWA is a non-profit organization promoting the New England
fishing industry, helping to preserve the Atlantic Ocean as a food
supply for the world, and assisting active and retired fishermen and
their families to live better lives.
Waterfront Crime Watch
Whale Center Of New England
- The Whale Center of New England (WCNE), formerly the Cetacean
Research Unit, was founded in 1980 to study the whales frequenting
waters off the Massachusetts coast, especially Stellwagen Bank and
Jeffreys Ledge. We conduct field research from our research vessel
Mysticete, and from public whale watch boats.
Yacht Clubs & Marinas