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

  • Blackburn Challenge - The Blackburn Challenge is a 20+ mile open water circumnavigation of Cape Ann. Participants row or paddle small boats in the open ocean waters around Cape Ann
  • Bluefin Blowout - Annual Giant Bluefin Tuna Tournament in Gloucester, MA.
  • 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 Schooner Festival - Well known to the world as Gloucesterís major maritime and sailing event, the annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester. Taking place in the harbor and nearby waters of America's oldest seaport, the Gloucester Schooner Festival honors the major role the fishing schooner has played in the heritage of Gloucester and the eastern seaboard.
  • Gloucester Waterfront Crime Watch
  • Maritime Gloucester - Maritime Gloucester is a working waterfront museum, a marine and maritime educator and a visitor destination.
  • Ocean Alliance - Ocean Alliance collects a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life relating particularly to toxicology, behavior, bioacoustics, and genetics. From that data we work with our scientific partners to advise educators and policy makers on wise stewardship of the oceans to: reduce pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, maintain human access to fish and other sea life, and promote ocean and human health.
  • Schooner Adventure - The Gloucester Adventure, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit maritime historic preservation and educational organization. We are the stewards of the 1926 dory-fishing Schooner Adventure. Our mission begins with restoration and preservation in perpetuity of the National Historic Landmark Schooner Adventure, one of the last surviving Grand Banks dory-fishing schooners. The Schooner Adventure is a national treasure that is resuming active sailing as an icon of the American fisheries and as a floating classroom for maritime history and environmental education programs


Yacht Clubs & Marinas


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