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Non-Emergency (781) 545-1212
Fax (781) 545-9659

Harbormaster 

HARBORMASTER – Mark V. Patterson

100 Cole Parkway
Scituate, MA 02066

(phone) 781.545.2130
(fax) 781.545.5215

The Town of Scituate is located midway between Boston and Plymouth. Scituate was incorporated in 1636 and has always maintained a healthy commercial fishing fleet, while being an active homeport for numerous recreational boats.

Scituate contains approximately 21 square miles of waterways, including five beaches, (Minot, Sand Hills, Egypt, Peggotty and Humarock), four rivers, the North and South Rivers, Herring River and Gulf River, and a large sheltered harbor.

The Scituate Harbormaster’s Office is staffed year round by three individuals. During the recreational boating season (May 15th – October 15th) the staff is augmented by an additional 11 Assistant Harbormasters. The Harbormaster and his Assistant Harbormasters are responsible for insuring water safety, maritime law enforcement and the assignment of moorings and slips administered by the Town of Scituate.

42.12N 70.44W
Working Channel 9 Emergency Channel 16

Hours of Operation:


May 15th – Oct 15th
0800 – 1600, everyday
Security 1600 – 0000, everyday

Oct 16th – May 14th
0800 – 1600
Monday through Friday