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Salem, the Bewitching Seaport, is a
community on the rise, and welcomes all boaters to the Port of Salem.
The Harbor community is a very active and close knit group of water
enthusiasts. In Salem we combine pleasure boating, both power and sail,
water taxi service, commercial fishing vessels, whale
The Port of Salem has 18.5 miles of coastline and more than 15 islands in its jurisdiction. The Harbormaster Department is comprised of a Harbormaster and ten Assistant Harbormasters. Harbormasters serve as Safety, Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical resources in the Port of Salem Zone. Port regulations are available from the Harbormaster's office. Extreme care should be used while navigating in Salem Sound due to several unmarked hazards. No vessel should attempt to navigate without local knowledge or a current chart on board.
The Port of Salem maintains public piers with floats and launching ramps at the Kernwood Municipal Marina, as well as the Winter Island Recreational Park. Public piers with floats are also maintained at Salem Willows Park and the Congress Street Bridge. All public floats have a 20-minute tie up limit. The U.S. Park Service maintains a pier with a float for visiting yachts with prior arrangements.
The Port of Salem maintains and operates a pump-out service for all yachts free of charge. This service is offered from Memorial Day to September 30th. This program is co-funded through a grant from the Clean Vessel Program of the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Environmental Law Enforcement. Information about the pump-out service can be obtained by calling the Harbormaster's office or the City Planning Department at (508) 745-9595 ext. 311. During operational season you may hail "Salem Pump-Out" on VHF Channel 09.