Updates and News

Harbor Update 

The State of Maine has provided further clarification regarding out-of-state mooring holders and out-of-state boaters looking to access facilities and their boats at this time:

Out-of-state mooring holders and out-of-state boaters can access facilities, their boats and launch boats from facilities in Maine, but they cannot engage with others while doing so. If out-of-state boaters intend to use local businesses or services in Kittery, they must quarantine for 14 days in Maine in accordance with the Governor’s order before doing so.

We would like to thank the State of Maine for the clarification on this matter.

The mooring renewal period is open and available online. Due to Covid19 restrictions, all renewals must be handled on-line.  For more information on mooring renewals, please click here.

If you are thinking of purchasing a new boat and putting it on your mooring, please remember, The Kittery Port Authority Rules and Regulations require Harbormaster approval if the boat is larger than your current boat. Please remember to reach out to me before making that purchase so we can find out if a larger boat will fit on your mooring. If you purchase a larger boat and did not have prior approval from the Harbormaster to put it on the mooring, the new vessel will NOT be allowed on your mooring until the research has been completed to ensure it will fit in the mooring field and that you have the proper mooring gear to hold it. We apologize if this seems unreasonable but as you know, nobody wants boats banging into each other and causing damage. 


The Kittery Port Authority and Kittery Harbormaster mission is to provide marine law enforcement, rescue and education services to boaters within the tidal waters of Kittery Maine. We are dedicated to delivering these services to the boating community with courtesy and professionalism. Our goal is to foster a safe boating environment by maintaining a high state of readiness and cultivating partnerships with fisherman, recreational boat owners, marina owners, and other marine law enforcement agencies on the Piscataqua River in order to make Kittery the safest boating waters in all of Maine.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
John Brosnihan Harbormaster 207-332-2656
Chuck Moran Deputy Harbormaster (207) 703-4415