Harbor Management Commission

The Essex Harbor Management Commission (EHMC) is responsible for Essex Harbor, which extends from Deep River in the north to Old Saybrook to the south in the Connecticut River to the mid-channel on the east and to the mainland on the west. This includes the coves — South, Middle, North and Falls River. This is public waterway for the Town and includes two Federal Anchorages, navigational channels and about eleven public access points.

Included are 200 plus moorings (90 private, commercial and support), Main Street dock and launch ramp, Bushnell Access (with annual permits for small boat storage), annual maintenance for anchorage buoys, rock markers, dock floats and aides to navigation. For communications concerning Bushnell Park and/or permits, send to BushnellPermits@gmail.com

EHMC works closely with Harbor Master Paul Riggio (harbormaster@essexct.gov) and his Deputy, David Fasulo. EHMC also works through www.onlinemooring.com for applications, including Wait Lists for both private moorings and Bushnell Access small vessel storage. You can email EHMC at ehmc@essexct.gov.


Commission Members

Name Title
Jeff Going Member
John Senning Member
Terry Stewart Chairman
Kit Schellens Member
Paul Riggio Harbor Master
David Fasulo Deputy Harbor Master
Susan Malan Member
Bill Herlihy Alternate/Treasurer/Vice Chair
Brian Weinstein Alternate