The Harbormaster’s primary responsibilities are the safety of boaters and the regulation of mooring permits for residents and nonresidents in the Bath region. Other responsibilities include ensuring the safety of the navigable waterway, and enforcement of regulations and laws pertaining to watercraft.
The Harbormaster handles a variety of calls from watercraft in distress to overdue boaters and he works with the Coast Guard and Maine Marine Patrol as needed. The Harbormaster also assists in emergency operations with police and fire rescue personnel, including man overboard incidents, drowning victims, bridge jumpers, suicide attempts and watercraft accidents. The Harbormaster handles all types of water related incidents on the Kennebec River from North Bath to Popham Beach.