Stonington harbormaster search renewed

STONINGTON The town of Stonington has renewed its search for a harbormaster, according to town officials.

Former Harbormaster Raelene Pert, who’d been in the post since 2013, resigned in November, according to Stonington Selectman Evelyn Duncan.

Pert’s replacement didn’t last nearly as long.

“We hired another one that unfortunately realized after a month or two it isn’t the job he’s looking for,” said Duncan. 

Duncan said the job is not an easy one. 

“We have multiple harbors and we also have different things happening on the water all the time,” the selectman said. Then there’s the commercial fish pier and numerous moorings.

“It’s a very responsible job,” Duncan said. “We just have to find the right person.”

Stonington usually leads the state of Maine for lobster landings by value, so the harbor is a busy place.

Stonington Town Manager Kathleen Billings said the assistant harbormaster is taking care of things on the pier until a replacement is found. Billings is currently doing interviews for the post.

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