US Harbors Team Visits Best Harbor 2019

The US Harbors team visited Padanaram Village earlier this month to see first hand what makes this tightly-knit community the “Best Harbor of 2019”.

The Best Harbor 2019 plaque presentation was conducted in Padanaram Harbor’s new Maritime Center, thanks to Harbormaster Steve Melo providing this inaugural use of his office.  Anastasia Fischer and John K. Hanson, Jr., from US Harbors congratulated the residents who’d braved the grey rainy day to celebrate their hometown with us.

Among the attendees we were excited to see Sue Ann SanSoucy — the original nominator of Padanaram and the village’s unofficial cheerleader —and Gail Farias of Cape Yachts who consistently promoted and supported the contest along with our old friend Stewart McGregor of Concordia Company.

Farm & Coast Market, located just across the street from the Maritime Center, provided a beautiful lunch spread for the festivities complete with gourmet sandwiches, pastries, coffee and all the trimmings.

After the ceremony, Gail led us on a tour of the Cape Yacht facility at South Wharf Yacht Yard.  Whether your boat is in need of service or just stopping by for a quick stay, you’ll find that South Wharf has all the amenities you might need.  You’ll enjoy visiting the numerous shops and restaurants that definitely make Padanaram special, all located within very easy walking distance.

The Maritime Center has now officially opened following a ribbon cutting ceremony officiated by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.  We wish our new friends in Padanaram a wonderful summer as they enjoy the new Maritime Center.

Based on our experience, we’re certain that if you find yourself in this adorable harbor you will be as warmly and graciously welcomed by the community as we were.