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Small craft moor off the marina and boatyard north of Bass Point, in the turning basin at the head of Lynn Harbor, and in the special anchorage eastward of it. In Saugus River, some moor off the yacht club close eastward of General Edwards Bridge. Above the bridge they moor on the west side of the channel and above Fox Hill Bridge in the channel wherever space permits. In Pines River they moor in the narrow channel. Moorings are under control and supervision of the harbormaster, who can be contacted through the local police department. Depths in the anchorages are off Bass Point from 5 to 30 feet; at the head of Lynn Harbor from 7 to 17 feet; and in Saugus and Pines Rivers from 3 to 9 feet.
There are several marinas, boatyards, and private yacht clubs at Lynn and on the Saugus and Pines Rivers. Most of these facilities have gasoline, marine supplies, storage and berthing facilities, water, ice, and launching ramps. The facilities on Pines River can make hull and engine repairs; an 18-ton mobile hoist and a 50-foot marine railway are available. Pump-out facilities are available at Seaport Landing Marina at the head of Lynn Harbor and at Revere through the harbormaster.
The yacht clubs include the Bass Point Boat Club, on Bass Point; the Lynn and Volunteer Yacht Clubs at the head of the harbor; the Point of Pines Yacht Club, on the south side of Saugus River, just eastward of the General Edwards Bridge; the Fox Hill Yacht Club, near the Fox Hill Bridge; and the Saugus River Yacht Club, about 0.7 mile above the Fox Hill Bridge. The clubs all have berthing facilities, guest moorings, and other services available to members and guests.
There is a harbormaster at Lynn and one at Saugus. The former can be contacted through the Volunteer Yacht Club at Lynn; the latter through the Saugus Police Department. They supervise and control the moorings.
Click the “Map View” button above to see a chart of this harbor.
Landmarks in approaching Lynn Harbor are the standpipe on Winthrop Head, and two apartment houses on Winthrop Highlands, the observation towers at Nahant, a white tank at the head of the harbor, and the radio towers on the Saugus River and the Pines River.
The principal dangers in the approach to Lynn Harbor are Flip Rock, covered 13 feet and marked by a gong buoy, 0.6 mile south of The Spindle; Nahant Rock, covered 19 feet and marked by a buoy, 0.8 mile southwest of Bass Point; and two unmarked shoals, covered 14 and 18 feet, about 0.7 mile northward of Nahant Rock.
A dredged channel leads from Broad Sound, at a point about 0.8 mile westward of Bass Point, to a turning basin at the head of Lynn Harbor. A privately maintained subsidiary channel leads from the basin in a southwesterly direction to the wharf of a powerplant. In 1997, the midchannel controlling depth in the entrance was 17 feet from Lighted Bell Buoy 2 to about 230 yards south of White Rocks Light; thence in 2006, the midchannel controlling depth was 16.5 feet in the dredged entrance channel to the turning basin, thence depths of 13 to 16 feet were available in the basin.
Western Channel, westward of the main channel to Lynn Harbor, leads from Broad Sound to the General Edwards Bridge and the Saugus River. Pines River is entered from Saugus River just westward of the bridge. In 2006, the controlling depth in Western Channel was 3.3 feet (7.6 feet at midchannel) to the General Edwards Bridge, thence 7.3 feet (8 feet at midchannel) to the Fox Hill Bridge, thence 6.3 feet (7.3 feet at midchannel) for about 650 yards above the Fox Hill Bridge, thence 1.8 feet to the end of the project.