Gloucester Harbormaster Reminds Community of Public Landing Regulations Meant to Facilitate Access for All

Mayor Greg Verga and Harbormaster Thomas Ciarametaro would like to remind community members who use public boat landings in the City of Gloucester of regulations regarding the launches, which are meant to facilitate access for all who need them. 

The city’s 10 public boat landings are in high demand during the summer months, as large numbers of boaters seek access to the water of Gloucester Harbor, but recently some users have been found utilizing the landings in unauthorized manners.

Regulations governing public landings in Gloucester say that, without express permission from the Harbormaster, no vessel should be tied to the head of a public landing for more than 30 minutes.

Harbormaster Ciarametaro reports recently finding members of the public setting up grills and using landings for unauthorized purposes, which serves to make the landings more difficult to access for other community members. The boat landings are to be used only for launching and recovering boats.

“Those caught using landings inappropriately can face a $100 fine, but we would vastly prefer to see increased voluntary compliance from members of the community, so that all can enjoy ease of access to the waters of Gloucester Harbor,” said Harbormaster Ciarametaro. “I encourage all boaters to be as considerate as possible, and to review and adhere to the regulations regarding usage of our boat landings.”

To review the City of Gloucester’s regulations regarding public boat landings, click here.

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