Cohasset Harbor Committee

                                                                                 Town of Cohasset

Harbormaster Office

 781-383-0863  Fax 781-383-4141

harbormaster@cohassetma.org

 

Office Address: 92 Border St Cohasset, MA 02025

Mailing Address: 41 Highland Ave Cohasset, MA 02025 

October 1, 2022

To all boat owners,

The Parker Ave Boat Ramp is being rebuilt with an all tide ramp.  The company will start mobilization and prep work on Tuesday October 4, 2022.  The last day to use the ramp will be Sunday October 30, 2022.  The anticipated completion date is March 1, 2023.

Please remove all boats from the Parker Ave dock by Thursday October 20, 2022.

Please plan your boat haul out prior to this time.   If you have any questions please contact the Harbormaster Office. 

Thank you, 

Lorri Gibbons

Cohasset Harbormaster


Purpose

The Harbor Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Select Board and the Town Manager concerning the operation and condition of the Harbor. The Harbor Committee works to implement the goals and recommendations identified in the 2020 Cohasset Municipal Harbor Plan. The Committee has two established working groups known as the Cohasset Harbor Infrastructure Planning (CHIP) Working Group and the Cohasset Harbor Governance (CHG) Working Group. 

Harbor Committee Meetings

  • 6:00 PM
  • Typically held once a month, may vary

CHIP Working Group Meetings

  • 4 PM
  • Typically held 4th Tuesday of each month

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available within 48 business hours prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Overview of the Committee

 
The Cohasset Harbor Committee consists of nine members whom are appointed by the Selectmen and is organized as follows:
  • Two citizens-at-large who serve three year terms.
  • One representative of the Yacht Club.
  • One representative of the Sailing Club.
  • Two representatives of the commercial fishermen.
  • One independent member.
  • One representative of the Recreation Commission.
  • One representative of CMI
  • One representative of CSCR
  • The Harbormaster to serve as a permanent ex-officio member.
Harbor (JPG)
  1. Cassandra Thayer

    Assistant Town Planner
    Phone: 781-383-4100 x5127

  2. Lauren Lind

    Planning & Zoning Director

  3. Lorren Gibbons

    Harbormaster

Cohasset Harbor Committee

Member Position  Term End
George Baumgarten Member at-large 6/30/2024
Susan Bryant Center for Student Coastal Research 6/30/2024
Eric C. Crews Yacht Club Representative 6/30/2025
Timothy C. Davis Chair 6/30/2024
Lisa Hewitt Dick Cohasset Maritime Institution 6/30/2024
Lorren S. Gibbons Harbor Master- Ex-Officio 6/30/2025
Jeffrey S. Hartwell Recreation Commission Representative  6/30/2023
Sean M. Kenealy  Sailing Club Representative  6/30/2025
Michael Sardina Member at-large 6/30/2024
Vacancy  Commercial Fisherman Representative  
Vacancy  Commercial Fisherman Representative  

Cohasset Harbor Infrastructure Planning (CHIP) Working Group 

Member    
Timothy C. Davis    
Michael Sardina    
George Baumgarten    
Lorren S. Gibbons Harbor Master- Ex-Officio  

Cohasset Harbor Governance (CHG) Working Group

Member    
Barbara Canney    
Lisa Hewitt Dick    
David Farrag    
Lorren S. Gibbons Harbor Master- Ex-Officio  
Deborah Shadd    

Cohasset Climate Resilience Initiative - 2022 - Summary & Videos

Summary Description:

The Cohasset Harbor Climate Resilience Forums are a series of public meetings targeted for early 2022 to explore climate resilience related to Cohasset harbor. Sponsored by Cohasset Harbor Committee in collaboration with Town of Cohasset’s Planning Director, Lauren Lind.

“Resilience is defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.” In the context of climate change, resilience is the ability of a system or community to rebound following a shock such as a natural disaster. Building resilience requires not only recognizing potential hazards like extreme weather events, but also understanding the underlying vulnerabilities that may affect recovery from them.” (bsr.org)

Objectives of Forums:

1. Build consensus amongst various stakeholders, prioritize future actions, and increase knowledge of relevant data and available resources to inform action plans for climate-related issues related to Cohasset Harbor.

2. Complement town-wide “Climate Summit” targeted around spring/summer 2022, and whose scope may involve town committees including Alternative Energy, Open Space, Master Planning, Harbor and others.

Videos

FORUM #1 - January 25, 2022

Click the following link for the Town of Cohasset YouTube video of the January 25, 2022, Cohasset Harbor Climate Resilience Initiative Forum., “Exploring Potential Impacts of Extreme Weather Events on Cohasset Harbor"

FORUM #2 - April 11, 2022 

Click the following link for the Town of Cohasset Facebook Live video of the April 11, 2022, Cohasset Harbor Climate Resilience Initiative Forum., "Potential Impact of Extreme Weather Events on Town Infrastructure & Services near Cohasset Harbor"

FORUM #3- June 22nd, 2022


Click the following link for the Town of Cohasset YouTube video of the June 22, 2022 Cohasset Harbor Climate Resilience Initiative Forum A View from Beacon Hill: Climate-related Funding Opportunities


Presentation material for all of the above referenced forums can be accessed in the sections below. Please contact George Baumgarten, Lisa Hewitt-Dick or Tim Davis if you have questions or need additional information.