Jonesport Shipyard is a welcome stopover between Mt. Desert Is. and Canada, located in a well-protected cove on Moosabec Reach in Downeast Maine. We offer two moorings with floating docks in NW Sawyer Cove to accommodate four transient boats up to 45' and 6' draft. Locals and cruisers alike turn to the Shipyard for expert service, repair, maintenance and storage.
Our dinghy dock is available to mooring guests. It has a depth of 7' at mean high tide and dries at low. Inside you will find a friendly place to rest with clean showers, laundry, and marine supplies.
Approaching from Moosabec Reach, East or West: From the W end of the steel breakwater, turn into Sawyer Cove and proceed N through the mooring field. Moorings #26 & #28 each have a floating dock attached. The balls are white with a blue stripe, and say Jonesport Shipyard. Side tie into the wind, then take the mooring line from the float deck and pass it through your bow chock as if you were mooring without a float. This will allow for proper swing and reduce chafing.
The owners were very nice & helpful. The harbor is tight & shallow for sailboats. The shower & laundry facilities were clean but bring lots of quarters! The machines did not work well. Had to rewash 2 loads of laundry to remove soap & the dryers were not efficient (had to take most clothes back to the boat to dry on hooks/hangers). Also showers are $0.75 for 2 minutes. It was good for one night but not somewhere to spend extended time.
Lovely, caring owners. Shower and laundry facilities are great. Their dingy dock is no problem, just don’t try to leave at very low tide.