har·​bor·​mas·​ter | \ˈhär-bər-ˌma-stər \

Definition of harbormaster 

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

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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 The harbormaster and Coast Guard have been patrolling the area to ensure that boaters slow down and go around the whales, DiMeo said. Laney Ruckstuhl, BostonGlobe.com, "Onlookers flock to get a glimpse of endangered right whales off Marshfield," 23 Apr. 2018 Kiddoo remains the owner, according to Kevin Hinman, the slightly reluctant guardian of the island and current Holland Riverside Marina harbormaster. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Floating restaurant Forbes Island finds a new home — in the East Bay," 27 Mar. 2018 Other agencies that were involved in the search were: New Haven’s police and fire departments, West Haven’s police and fire departments, Milford’s police and fire departments, the West Haven harbormaster and Sea Tow towing service. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Police Name Victims Of Double-Fatal Boat Collision," 28 Aug. 2017 About 7 hours later, a harbormaster reported spotting the submarine passing Drogden Lighthouse, in Køge Bay, well south of Copenhagen's harbor. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Biggest amateur-built sub sinks—owner is suspected of killing passenger [Updated]," 11 Aug. 2017

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1769, in the meaning defined above

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