Details for Cod End Moorings

Cod End Moorings

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Average rating 3.0 stars from 25 reviews

Address PO Box 224
Tenants Harbor, ME 04860

Phone207-210-0721 or 207-596-6317

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Reported 2016, Lukes Lobster is open shoreside at former Cod End location. Cod End moorings are still available in 2016.

VHF channel

Try VHF 09. If no answer call on the phone.

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager

Susan Miller


Dave Schmanska


Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Approaching this harbor is tough in the late afternoon because you're going west into the setting sun with many lobster pots in the surrounding area.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:


Transient: 10
Total: 10
Transient price: $25.00 (2016-07-03)

Other price info: Moorings are bright yellow offshore lobster buoys with a stick, marked "Cod End Rental" on them. They come around to collect. The fee is $25 per night.

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - You can dock your dinghy at Lukes Lobster or you can use the town landing, which is one dock to the west.

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out





Yes - There is a trash dumpster at the town landing, which is one dock to the west.




No - Porta potty is located on the way up the hill from the town landing, on the left near the ballfield.




Yes - Small general store, more like a convenience store, one block up the main road.



Yes - The very popular Cod End Lobster pound closed in 2013. There are other restaurants in town, including the School House Bakery and the Happy Clam, a couple blocks to the right on the main street from the public landing.


Yes - The East Wind Inn and The Happy Clam serve alcoholic beverages.

Hotels or motels

Yes - The East Wind Inn

Repair capabilities

No - Check Tenants Harbor Boatyard.

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Strong Verizon voice and data signal.

Boat ramp availability

No - There is a oat ramp at the town landing.


Yes - Call Rockland taxis for transport.

Other services


Reviews for Cod End Moorings
Cod End Rental Moorings, 2016-07-18
Captain: , Boston (610)

The Cod End rental moorings are located a few yards south (to the left when entering) of the fairway markers #7 and #8. They are yellow lobster pots labeled with black lettering. The owner was tied up to one when I arrived around 5:00pm waiting to collect. It looks like there are about 6 in total. $25 cash.

Still a nice spot, 2015-09-23
Captain: , Manchester NH. (245)

Picked up a Cod End Mooring on 8/17/15.
Previous reviews are accurate.
Nobody came out to collect mooring fee on Thursday evening or Friday morning before our 09:00 departure.

Moorings only at Cod End, 2015-07-11
Captain: , Aztec (24)

We haven't been here in several years and were surprised to discover that the Cod End restaurant is closed. No. More fuel available either. Moorings are $25 but not sure what so much with no services. Still a pretty place and a good location for a stop over.

Small Village, No Lobsters, 2015-07-05
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4015)

Update July, 2015

Visited Tennants Harbor in hopes of finding those great lobsters enjoyed on a previous trip, only to find Cod End closed. We did walk up the road to the School House Bakery where we enjoyed a lobster roll and purchased baked goods for a couple morning's breakfasts. But, with no lobster pound and $30 moorings, it is not a value stop. We picked up a mooring, had lunch, then left, not incurring the overnight mooring fee.

Two visits in 2013:
We found sufficient room for our 40' trawler on one of Cod End moorings, tight, but adequate. Had them steam lobsters that we took back to the boat. They charged an extra $1/lb to cook them, well worth the investment. Out second visit was the Tuesday after Labor Day. Sign on Cod End read, "Closed for the Winter." No assistance in finding a mooring, no lobsters, but they did come collect the mooring fee.

Great location and food, 2015-06-21
Captain: , Palm City (40)

Read online at their f/b page they are open for summer 2015. Call ahead though.

Do NOT recommend!!, 2014-08-21
Captain: , Sebastian, Florida (387)

The primary attraction of the harbor has always been the Cod End Lobster Dock/Restaurant. However, another traditional Maine landmark has bit the dust as the dockside services ended in 2014. The yellow Cod End moorings are $30 each night and have Nothing to offer other than a place to tie up (no facilities; no wifi; no fuel; no etc..). On top of that it would be too kind to say the the staff was unpleasant this year. There are other options in the harbor and one can also anchor close by. We have been visiting the Cod End for years but after this years experience we will never go back. It is sad to see another piece of historical Maine gone!

Moorings are still there, 2014-08-09
Captain: , Cassiopea A (507)

Cod End closed for food service and fuel, but the moorings are still available for $30, close to the head of the harbor. There's an outhouse near the town landing, and only a very short walk to the general store. The store sells diesel and gas if you have a jerry can to lug it back to your boat.

Farmers Restaurant was slated for grand re-opening on August 12 2014. They were planning to serve breakfast Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Breakfast at the old Farmers was our favorite.

Cod End Moorings, 2014-07-30
Captain: , mere point me (70)

Rate for mooring increased to $30 with no amenities. Tenants Harbor Boatyard has same rate with showers and a lounge.

They will come and collect, store closed, 2014-07-29
Captain: , Camden, Me (40)

I paid Mary the 30.00 in the morning. The red/yellow lobster style moorings were clean and they had a few to choose from. Plenty of room for my 43'. Located to left side of channel opposite the docks of East Wind, Cod End and town dock.

NO FUEL NO Moorings, 2014-06-30
Captain: , West Island, MA (20)

Just a word of warning to all Criusers, there is no fuel in the harbor. Cod end had fuel but has closed and the closest point of fuel is Port Clyde to the south, and Rockland to the north. Port Clyde being the closest. Also the moorings are still here but there is a sign on the building with a phone number, but the lady is not answering. The balls are not yellow as an older review suggests so there is no way to know which ones are Cod End.

closed for 2014, 2014-06-28
Captain: , Yarmouth, ME (192)

The restaurant is closed for 2014. Word is Linda Bean bought it and maybe it will be another "Perfect Maine" place. Too bad and so sad.

Closed for 2014, 2014-06-21
Captain: , Brandon, FL (29)

Cod End has a sign that says "closed for 2014, thanks for 39 years".
It's phone is disconnected but it says rental moorings are available on VHF Chanel 9.

mooring charge, 2013-06-22
Captain: , Oriental, NC (88)

Mooring $25 per night on 6/22/1013

Very good food!, 2012-08-23
Captain: , Wiscasset ME (1435)

We ate here 23 August 2012. Prices were decent, plenty of food and served hot and fast. Ordered fish and chips, fried clams and a shrimp basket. It was very good, very fresh. We ate too much!! Very casual. We'll be back for sure!

Good food and quiet harbor, 2012-07-29
Captain: , Red Brook Harbor, Ma. (195)

One negative here is the service has gone downhill. I hailed on VHF was told to switch to another channel and never got a response. Went back to original channel and no response. A friend around the same time ending up giving up and going to Rockland for the same reason. Finally called on phone and got instructions.
The moorings by the way have no ball. It is just a typical lobster pot painted chartreuse.
We were in a 40ft Nordic Tug and has did find a suitable mooring after a little work. They are laid out for different size boats so you need to chack your swing room.
After getting settled it is a very nice spot the food and deck are great.
Just up the street from Cod End is a baseball field with a doggy bag dispenser. Nice to let the pooch run off leash a bit.

Harbor for smaller boats, 2012-06-24
Captain: , Macatawa Michigan (1074)

We are a 50 ' trawler and we are traveling with folks that have a 60' trawler. We both tried to use Cod Ends moorings but they are not suited for boats our size. We did get tied up but the lines are only about 9/16ths and the floats are not mooring balls but lobster trap floats. It seemed like the line was long or we were dragging. We were going to swing into a boat next to us so we untied. Went to Long Cove. If your boat is over 30-40', I would consider whether this is a good choice. The harbor was packed with boats when we were there.

Quiet Harbor, 2011-07-12
Captain: , Stuart, FL (909)

We were here for three days and enjoyed the peace and quiet of this harbor - a mix of commercial and recreational boats. Cod End was very helpful in directing us to our mooring and sent someone out to help us when we had difficulty picking it up (need a longer boat hook). We had Cod End cook us lobsters for a reasonable price and had a nice breakfast at East Wind Inn. Also, explored Long Cove nearby which would be a decent anchorage if desired.

Great Resting Place, 2010-11-30
Captain: , Bristol, RI (45)

Usual destination on overnight from Boston. Easy to get mooring and quiet enough to catch up on sleep. Favorite lobster stop. Fresh, inexpensive and a rock to crack the shells at picnic tables overlooking the harbor.

Nice harbor, ok marina, 2010-11-26
Captain: , Essex, CT (1675)

A quiet harbor with little wind or wave to worry about. If you have the chance, take a dinghy ride up Long Cove -- very picturesque. Cod End is ok -- although staff aren't very friendly. Restaurant is good -- but you'll find better lobster elsewhere.

Took a Mooring Ball Here, 2010-10-16
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

Neat, fun stop for local culture and fare.

Perfect Maine Stop over, 2010-09-19
Captain: , Boca Raton FL (274)

Have stopped here before. Always a favorite. Lobster coop is real Maine. We will be back.

Quiet Resting Place, 2009-07-16
Captain: , Occoquan, VA (456)

Getting to the mooring field requires navigating a truly amazing array of lobster traps. If you make it through the dense maze, a quiet, relaxing mooring field awaits. Even though the moorings are arrayed around the "channel," everyone has good manners so wakes are minimal. There is a surprisingly well-stocked general store within a couple of blocks of the Cod End restaurant. The post office is across the street.

Now that you have a good night's rest, the real fun begins. The million or so lobster traps you passed on the way in await your exit. To make things more interesting, you will be looking directly into the rising sun. The glare on the water makes the lobster trap buoys disappear until they are a few feet in front of you.

Cod End, 2007-11-13
Captain: , New York (153)

They seem to have a new chef in 2007 and he/she is very good. Well worth rowing in. Breakfast is a pleasure there as well. The inn has moorings which you ca pay for there if you are on one of theirs. There are other rental moorings whose owners may come out to collect or may not.

A regulat stop, 2007-01-28
Captain: , Georgetown Maine (10)

Going into and out of the harbor, you see many interesting boats after passing the entry light owned by Jamie Wyeth. The Cod End people are very nice and the food is good. Groceries too. Good ancorage in the cove north of the inner harbor.

A really nice harbor, 2007-01-27
Captain: , Castine, ME (58572)

Tenants Harbor is one of those great Maine locations. The harbor is very well protected and quiet. There are quite a few moorings and Cod End will you get to one. The harbormaster will often come out and help too. We've gotten fuel there and have eaten at the restaurant right at the dock a few times. It's 'Maine' at it's best.

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