Harbormaster issues notice ahead of hurricane

A boat bobs on the surface of Marblehead Harbor. Photo by Libby O'Neill

Marblehead Harbormaster Mark Souza released a notice on Tuesday concerning the potential impact Hurricane Lee could have on the harbor. He announced that gangways will be raised on Thursday, Sept. 14, at approximately 12 p.m. He advised residents to remove any and all tenders from town docks and kayaks from town racks prior to noon Thursday as well.

Souza urged those with vessels to make any preparation they see necessary to protect them.

“We will not risk life to save property during the storm, so haul your vessel if possible,” he said in a statement. “If you are unable to haul your vessel, try to move to a safer location and/or make sure your bilge pumps are operational.”

Souza added that any loose items on boat decks should be secured as well.