Harbormaster Contact Information

Harbormaster Updates and News 

Shellfish harvesting

Per Title 12.6 of the Kittery Town Code, it is unlawful for any person to dig or take shellfish from the shores and flats of Kittery without a current Kittery Municipal Shellfish License.

The Town of Kittery issued shellfish harvesting licenses from on October 1, 2022 at the Traip Academy Harbormaster Shack, located at 12 Williams Ave in Kittery.

For the full announcement and additional information, please click here.

For more information or questions on the shellfish licensing, please contact Shellfish Warden, Chuck Moran at 207-703-4415 or cmoran@kitteryme.org.

Floats are in at both Pepperrell Cove and Traip!  We are looking forward to a very busy and exciting 2022 season. We are always available to answer any questions or assist when possible.

Safety is important.  Make sure your boat has all the required safety gear and is in good shape.  We strongly encourage all to wear a Personal Floatation Device at all times while on the water, even when in your dinghy coming/going from your mooring.  

No wake zone, remember to keep speed/wake down.  Critical areas, Back Channel, Pepperrell Cove mooring field, entry to Spruce Creek, Chauncey Creek and under bridges on the Piscataqua.

Reminder:   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 pre-approval if the boat is larger than your current boat.  Speak to us before purchasing, as the new vessel can 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. 

Harbormaster Mission

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) 451-0829
Chuck Moran Deputy Harbormaster & Shellfish Warden (207) 451-0829
Allen Breton Deputy Harbormaster (207) 451-0829