730 - Harbormaster

City of East Providence FY2024 Budget Summary

Who We Are:

The Harbor Master Division is comprised of the harbormaster and four assistant harbormasters. The harbormaster reports to the Chief of Police. The division works with the Harbor Commission on matters involving the Harbor Management Plan. It also works with the City Council to assist in developing the waterfront.

What We Do:

The Harbormasters patrol the 14.4 miles of our shoreline and maintains the mooring areas which contain approximately 300 vessels. In addition, the division operates a Pumpout boat. The assistants provide patrol and the pumpout boat operates from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. The harbormaster patrols throughout the year. The patrol duties include working with the US Coast Guard (USCG) during calls for vessels-in-distress and with the USCG and East Providence Police Department during Homeland Security details.