Harbormaster and Shellfish Department

  • Charles W. Morgan in Hog Island Channel, Wareham

The Wareham Harbormaster Department ensures that all waterways, town owned waterfront facilities and natural resources are used in a safe, environmentally friendly and lawful manner.

The Harbormaster Department's administrative office located at 48 Marion Road in the Multi-Service building is responsible for issuing town permits for recreational and commercial shellfish, smelt fishing, beach parking, transfer station and resident street parking. 

All moorings throughout the Town of Wareham are assigned by the Harbormaster department.   Harbor Service Permits are issued to legally approved moorings and we maintain a waiting list for all mooring fields.

To reserve a transient mooring or dock space is easier than ever! Simply click on the DOCKWA link below or download the DOCKWA app to your smartphone or tablet. 



Staff Contacts

Name Title
Garry Buckminster Harbormaster
Jamie McIntosh Assistant Harbormaster
Michael McGuire Assistant Harbormaster