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The North Shore Harbormasters Association (NSHA) is an affiliation of the Harbormaster Departments on the North Shore of Eastern Massachusetts, from the Boston area, north to the New Hampshire border. NSHA is a chapter member of the Massachusetts Harbormasters Association.

North Shore Chapter Officers:
President - Scott Story
Vice President - Edward Hathon III
Secretary/Clerk - Rosemary Lesch
Treasurer - James Caulkett

Harbormasters are municipal guardians of the waterfront, with duties ranging from Harbor Planning & Management, Mooring & Dockage Management, Education of the Public Regarding Safe & Legal Boating, Law Enforcement (of Statutes and Regulations involving the boating community), and Emergency & Search and Rescue operations. In such a wide range of duties, they must work closely with other departments in their community, as well as the Massachusetts Environmental Police and the United States Coast Guard.

Another important part of a Harbormaster's duties is a working relationship with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is responsible for investigating a wide range of criminal activities including the illegal movement of goods (currency, drugs, weapons, etc.) and people into, within and out of the United States. If you encounter this type of criminal activity, please contact the local Boston office of HSI toll-free, 1-866-DHS-2-ICE, (1-866-347-2423).

Our association was formed as a vehicle whereby the Harbormasters' Departments from various communities could interact on waterfront ideas, issues and concepts, keep up to date on all the various aspects of our positions, advise legislators on issues pertinent to boating and our waterways, and provide for our continuing education and training provided by the North Shore Harbormaster Chapter. The 2007 training season has been very exciting with a large enrollment of over 60 students. The training has been conducted in a classroom at the Salem Police Department and in the spring, boarding and On the Water training in Gloucester Harbor and at the Danvers harbormaster facility. Instructors from the North Shore Harbormaster Chapter, the Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Coast Guard are all instrumental in providing us with the best training available.

This site provides information about our association, our member departments, as well as links to some great resources relevant to boating in our area.

 

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