Details for Gloucester Harbormaster Town Dock
Name

Gloucester Harbormaster Town Dock
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.8 stars from 10 reviews

Address 19 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone978-282-3012

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO

VHF channel

16, 09
Gloucester Harbor Launch on VHF 72

Web sitegloucester-ma.gov/index.aspx?nid=174

Email contact



Owner, manager



Harbormaster

TJ (Thomas) Ciarametaro

Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Unknown

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Approach



Tide

Unknown

Current

Strong

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Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

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Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $25.00 (2011-07-19)

Other price info: $25 per night mooring fee. They have numerous moorings placed at the Inner Harbor (close to everything) and the South Eastern field that puts you much further out. The dinghy dock is right next to the CG Station at the foot of the Harbormaster's office.

New for 2013, there's a launch service at $3 per head. Not sure if this for round trip or not. Please provide additional information if you have it.

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

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Cable TV (and pricing)



Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)



Dinghy access

No - The dinghy dock formerly next to the CG station is closed. They are remediating soil contamination and removing the deteriorating pier. Per the Harbormaster, the closest dinghy dock is now St. Pete's Landing in Harbor Cove. No word on a replacement for the dock by the Harbormaster's office. 2015

Liveaboard info



FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Propane



Pets welcomeUnknown

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Disability access



Launch service

Yes - New for 2013, there's a launch service at $3 per head. Not sure if this for round trip or not. Please provide additional information if you have it.

Pump out

Yes - No fee.

Ice



Trash



Showers



Heads



Laundry



Grocery



Hardware



Restaurants



Bars



Hotels or motels



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Internet access



Boat ramp availability



Transportation



Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Gloucester Harbormaster Town Dock
Best Seat in the HArbor, 2016-08-05
Captain: , Wickford, RI (550)

We reserved mooring SC1 at the entrance to Smith Cove and really enjoyed watching the boat traffic of all kinds. Used the Harbormaster launch to go downtown but could easily have dingied in.
All the Smith Cove restaurants are an easy dinghy ride away.



Very helpful, 2016-06-22
Captain: , Charlotte NC (40)

Stoppped for 2 hours to eat and shop. Used the launch to get in and out and they waived the short term mooring fee! Super nice folks. Love this town and glad we could lunch stop before hitting the canal at low tide (stressful). I highly recomend the Anisquam canal!!! Unique



Busy Working Harbor, 2015-09-09
Captain: , Hampton NH (252)

Was here in late July. Called in and was offered a mooring in the Stage Head area of the harbor (west of Tenpound Island). This area may be good for some day boats but an overnight is all but impossible due to the constant heavy wakes from canal traffic. When the harbormaster boat came by to collect the fee our plight was obvious. Soon we were moved to an inner harbor mooring that became available due to a cancellation and we were fine. Hats off to the harbormaster staff but the Stage Head moorings should not be offered for overnights!



noisy harbor, 2015-08-19
Captain: , Oriental, NC (71)

Moorings $30
Launch $5/person/one-way trip
Inner harbor anchorage between red-green marker and mooring field. about 5 boats. high tide depth about 30' to calculate scope.
industrial fans blowing all night in fish processing plant. Backup beeper (multiple forklifts?) until 11pm.Parking lot lights shine into harbor all night.
Checkout time is Noon. Must contact Harbormaster to extend your stay No credit cards Office on side of builfing. If closed, main office is up unlabeled metal stairs at waterfront end of building.
No toilets, no showers (see YMCA), dock water via non-food-grade hose.
Passport Restaurant lunch very nice.



A must visit, 2015-07-23
Captain: , Maine (639)

Call in advance to the HarborMaster or email him for a Town mooring. A new (2014) Town launch service will take you anywhere in the harbor, which includes a few shore side resturants. The Town itself is nice with small shops and some touristy things but has retained its working harbor nature. Browns marina is an easy in and out for fuel.
I'm upgrading my 2014 review to 5 Stars. The Harbormaster and crew do all they can to accomodate you. The City of Glouchester welcomes your arrival amoung the working harbors busy and interesting mix of boats. Mooring fees have risen to $30 per night. A great place.



2015 update, 2015-07-18
Captain: , Rockland, Maine (60)

The mooring fee is now $30. Good shore access from the town landings at the head of Harbor Cove, the Harbor Master's Office or the head of Cripple Cove (the head of the south harbor channel.



Inner Harbor Mooring, 2014-10-04
Captain: , Avondale, PA (448)

My crew and I spent two nights hanging on a mooring in the inner harbor. They seemed tightly spaced but we never got close to the boats around us. Note that the launch service stops after Labor Day. We rowed ashore and left our dinghy at the dinghy dock. There's a small but nice Maritime Gloucester museum on Harbor Loop, next to the Harbor Master's office. There's a Walgreen's and laundromat nearby and a lot of restaurants a few blocks away on Rogers Road. There's even a Whole Foods market about 0.7 miles away. Other than a noisy dinner cruise boat with a live and amplified singer, it was a quiet night. The price was right ($25/night) so I'll probably come back to explore the town some more.



Good dockage close-in historic Gloucester MA, 2013-06-21
Captain: , Portsmouth, NH (279)

Friendly and helpful staff, good location, easy entrance from ocean with well-marked channel. Easy walking to historic old-town. My favorite food and libation close by was Latitude 43, really friendly people too. But, don't think of trying to stop here mid June during the annual St Peter's blessing of the fleet... everything anywhere around is full at that time.



Interesting stop 7/17/11, 2011-07-19
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1290)

Intertesting historic town, still an active fishing port. Mooring balls, @ a resonable $25, close to downtown sites, though mooring field is rolly. Harbor Master was helpful and dinghy dock was convenient. Great Cape Ann Museum. Plenty of restaurants and shops and Chamber of Commerce nearby. Locale for parts of The Perfect Storm book and movie. Great seafaring traditions are evident.



Friendly town to sailors!, 2010-12-16
Captain: , New York (199)

this dock is close to town for shopping and dining, and is immediately adjacent to the US Coast Guard Station. There is provision for leaving a dink here as well. Stop by the Harbormaster's office for an information packet on waterfront amenities.

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