Harbor, Waterfront & Shellfish



William Owen 
Harbormaster & Shellfish Warden

178 North Road
Yarmouth, Maine 04096
Phone: 207-846-2412

The mission of this office is to enhance the waterfront and nautical experience in our community.  Along with enforcing state law and municipal ordinances governing Yarmouth’s shores and coastal waters, the harbormaster oversees five major Town mooring fields, maintenance and upkeep of Town docks and float systems, and the shared dinghy program at Madeleine Point.  In his capacity as Shellfish Warden, the Harbormaster also enforces local and state laws regarding the digging and harvesting of crustaceans in his jurisdiction. The Harbormaster maintains a 21’ Pacific all-aluminum center console patrol boat, which allows staff to respond to emergencies in Yarmouth’s waters and to assist the Coast Guard and surrounding harbormasters when called upon.

The Harbormaster's office is located at the end of Old Shipyard Road, at the site of the Town landing and boat launch. There is also a picnic area for residents, mooring holders, boaters, and visitors to enjoy.  

Public Notification of Shellfish Area Closures 
Maine Red Tide Shellfish Sanitation Hotline: 1-800-232-4733

Department of Marine Resources
Don't see the minutes you would like to review?  Looking for a specific document?  Email Olivia Homer, Administrative Assistant to request.

2023 Madeleine Point Public Presentation Material
2019 Guide to Shellfish Harvesting in Yarmouth

Current Weather conditions 
Tide charts
Forms & Applications
Maine Title 38: Waters and Navigation
Online Mooring: **Please note, that for security reasons, in order to access your mooring information you must activate your account with an email link.  Please send an email with your name and mooring number to Harbormaster with your current email and request we resend your activation code.
Guide to Public Shoreline Access in Maine
United States Coast Guard