City of Gloucester

James Caulkett

Shirley Edmonds

Gloucester Seal

Gloucester Waterfront Crime Watch

VHF Hailing Channel

VHF Working Channel
12 & 14

Assistant Harbormasters
Lenny Biondo
Jim (Jamie) Crawford
Chad Johnston
Chris Lucido
Jim Marshall
Art Munroe
David Pearce
Pete Seminara




19 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA  01930


Emergency Phone
978-283-0704 (Coast Guard Station Gloucester)

City of Gloucester

Harbormasterís Launch

Office: 978 282 3012
Launch: 978 726 0155
Launch VHF: Channel 72

Fee: $5.00 Per Person Per Trip
Children 12 and under FREE

Please Pay with exact Change or by Check


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 Fish Pier.



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 shore.



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.

Community Information


Marine Info

  • 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.
  • Gloucester 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


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