The Jonesport Town Marina is on the west side of Sawyer Cove. The first set of docks, when approaching from the east along Moosabec Reach, is the town’s dockage. The docks only have 5 feet at low tide, but you can often tie alongside at mid to high. You may be able to anchor outside the moored boats in 7-9 feet at low, but be wary of mooring lines and the tight current and wind-driven swing-room limits. Trash bins are located at the head of the dock (Town Marina: 207-497-5929).
The Jonesport Shipyard (207-497-2701) is a rare treasure this far Downeast of Schoodic and stands alone as a high quality, friendly, family-run boatyard with repair, storage, and hauling services available. The yard is located in the northwest corner of Sawyer Cove and run by Sune, Patricia, and Bragita Noreen. The mooring field off their facility offers two floating docks on mooring balls (#26 & #28) that can hold four boats up to 45 feet in length and 6 feet of draft. The balls are white with a blue stripe and are labeled Jonesport Shipyard. Guests are asked to tie up into the wind on either side of a floating dock, then take the extra available mooring line from the float deck and pass it through your own boat’s bow chock as if you were mooring without the float. This will allow for proper swing room and reduce chafing. The moorings are $30 per night, and the shore-side amenities include showers, restrooms, some marine supplies, hardware trash disposal, and laundry.
Jonesport’s harbormaster is Russell Batson (207-497-5931). Assistant harbormaster is John Church (207-930-9419). Both are happy to help get your questions answered.
West Jonesport, where the Coast Guard facilities are located, does provide a fairly reasonable anchorage that is mostly out of the tidal fracas in 16 to 24 feet off the northern mainland shore near the Coast Guard pier. In the past, water was available at the CG pier, and garbage bins for trash were available in the parking lot. (USCG: 207-497-2200)