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Directions to Merri-Mar Yacht Basin
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By Land:

  • From Route 95: Take exit 86 for Newburyport & follow signs to downtown Newburyport. Approximately 1 mile on your left is a GLOBAL Gas Station at the top of Ashland Street. Take Ashland Street to the bottom. Merri-Mar Yacht Basin is directly in front of you.
  • From Route 495: Take exit 55 for Salisbury/Route 95. Take 95 South to exit 86 for Newburyport & follow directions above.

By Water:

  • Use NOAA Chart #13282.
    Latitude: 42°49.463'N
    Longitude: 070°53.272'W
    Merri-Mar Yacht Basin is located on the Merrimack River, 3.5 miles from the river's entrance, just beyond buoy # 26. Heading "up river" from the entrance you will see the old Coast Guard Station at Plum Island Point. Further "up river" you will pass the active station, "
    Station Merrimack River". The Gillis Bridge, which connects Newburyport and Salisbury, also known as the US1 drawbridge @ mile 3, has a vertical clearance of 35 ft @ mean high water and 42 feet at mean low water in the closed position. The bridge schedule for opening is as follows:
    • May 1st through November 15th, 6 am to 10 pm on request.
    • Memorial Day through Labor Day, 6 am to 10 pm on the hour and 1/2 hour.

The Bridge-tender can be reached on VHF Channel 13.
Unscheduled openings should be requested at least one hour in advance.

Merri-Mar Yacht Basin

364 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA
United States

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Merri-Mar Yacht Basin

(978) 465-3022



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364 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

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