harbormaster

noun
har·​bor·​mas·​ter | \ ˈhär-bər-ˌma-stər How to pronounce harbormaster (audio) \

Definition of harbormaster

: an officer who executes the regulations respecting the use of a harbor

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The new department would add the equivalent of five full-time jobs, all under the harbormaster's supervision. Hillary Davis, latimes.com, "Newport proposes new harbor and utilities departments," 15 May 2018 When Wayne’s boyfriend tried to call the harbormaster, no one answered. Nancy Bilyeau, Town & Country, "What Really Happened to Natalie Wood?," 29 Nov. 2018 People who see any signs of Stoltze on Prince William Sound over the summer should contact the Whittier harbormaster, Wehmhoff said. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, "An Anchorage man left Whittier to harvest crab for Easter. He’s still missing.," 3 Apr. 2018 The 61-year-old man, who was not identified, was attacked around 4 p.m. at Long Nook Beach in Truro, located near the cape’s north end, on the peninsula’s Atlantic side, assistant harbormaster Gary Sharpless told the Associated Press. Fox News, "Shark attacks swimmer off Cape Cod," 16 Aug. 2018 The animals seemed to have been caught side-by-side in the inner harbor, where boats are tied up, assistant harbormaster Will Sullivan said. Elise Takahama, BostonGlobe.com, "Dolphins expected to be OK after being stranded in Wellfleet Harbor," 18 Apr. 2018 Indeed, Jake Keller, assistant harbormaster at Sag Harbor, said 150-foot yachts are commonplace in the public docks and private yacht clubs and marinas. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Tiger Woods' yacht emerges as celebrity during U.S. Open week in New York," 13 June 2018 Jacobs said the city budgeted about $1.7 million between the two divisions this year, with a largely part-time staff, including a harbormaster. Hillary Davis, latimes.com, "Newport proposes new harbor and utilities departments," 15 May 2018 The harbormaster called the Coast Guard Saturday afternoon, kicking off an intense, two-day search in the waters of Passage Canal near the Whittier harbor. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, "An Anchorage man left Whittier to harvest crab for Easter. He’s still missing.," 3 Apr. 2018

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1769, in the meaning defined above

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