No Wake Areas

Restrictions & DefinitionsSlow No Wake Zone
Gloucester City Ordinance states that the Annisquam River, its tributaries and the Inner Harbor are "Headway Speed, No Wake" areas. Headway speed is defined as the minimum speed necessary to maintain steerage.


The maps on the right show the Inner Harbor area and the northern and southern
limits of the restrictions on the Annisquam River. Please select an image to view
a larger map of the area.

Please note: All parts of the Annisquam River between these limits and all of the river’s tributaries are covered by the restriction.

For More Information

For more information about Headway Speed, No Wake areas, please contact the Harbormaster Department at (978) 282-3013.North no wake area Opens in new windowSouth no wake area Opens in new window