Boaters

If you’re going by sea…

Please be aware that a Safety Zone around the barge will be implemented and patrolled, and vessels that are too close will be subject to boarding and heavy fines. Coast Guard regulations will be strictly enforced for your safety and those around you. Please comply with any instructions from one of our SAFETY PATROL VESSELS that are marked with Privileged Vessel flags and/or flashing orange and red lights. They are volunteers and only trying to protect you and comply with the Coast Guard Requirements.
Please see the following chart for an approximate barge position and size of the safety zone. This is just for your orientation. The actual barge position and safety zone is determined on the day of the fireworks by the Harbormaster and Fire Chief!
Fireworks Barge Position
High tide on July 4th 2016 will be at 2100 (09:00 PM) EDT, so just about at the start of the fireworks. What that means for those of you arriving by water is that you will probably be arriving and anchoring during a rising tide in the late afternoon and early evening, so you should account for the high tide in your anchoring scope. Extra caution should be exercised in and around Marblehead and Salem Waters for those vessels transiting the area after dark. Remember your night vision may be slightly impaired after watching 1/2 hour of fireworks so be aware and be cautious.
Anchoring will be allowed outside of the Safety Zone. Please check with the Marblehead Harbormaster for chart coordinates and information about Marblehead and surrounding harbors and please use your Common Sense.
MARINE LINKS:
Tide Charts on USHarbors 

To contact the Marblehead Harbormaster’s Office click here
Official Site of the United States Coast Guard
Click here for the official NOAA website to find Charts and weather

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Friends of the Marblehead Fireworks

In order to allow for online donations to the Fireworks Fund, we have recently established a separate Friends of the Marblehead Fireworks non-profit organization that is now accepting online donations via PayPal or credit card.

Forecast for Marblehead, MA

Coastal Flood Statement

Issued:
3:43 PM EDT on June 24, 2017
Expires:
1:00 AM EDT on June 25, 2017
Clear
Saturday 06/24 0%
Clear
Clear. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.
Clear
Sunday 06/25 20%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 78F. WSW winds shifting to SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Monday 06/26 20%
Clear
Sunshine and some clouds. High 77F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

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