Yachts For Sale In Marshfield
Marshfield is a coastal town on the Massachusetts South Shore, in Plymouth County, known for its distinctive environmental beauty both on the coast and inland, and for its proximity to Boston and Cape Cod (across Cape Cod Bay from Provincetown). The town was named for the many salt marshes along the salt and brackish waters that border the town. Marshfield has 3 rivers; North River forms its northern border with Scituate; South River branches at the mouth of North River and then heads south through Marshfield; and Green Harbor River flows west of Brant Rock and Green Harbor Point at the south. Marshfield is bordered to the east by Massachusetts Bay, Duxbury is to south and southeast; Pembroke to west; Norwell to northwest, and Scituate to north and northeast. Marshfield is 18 miles east of Brockton and 29 miles southeast of Boston (commuting distance). This quiet bedroom community of 25,000 residents, swells to about 40,000 with the summer resort population. Marshfield features luxurious family homes, from large estates overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to inland homesteads.
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YACHTS LOCATED NEAR Marshfield Massachusetts
79' Custom Converted Royal Navy Fleet Tender 1972
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
78' Alden Palmer Johnson 78 1984
Somerset, Massachusetts, United States
72' Viking CPMY 1991
Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States
70' Hatteras 70 SF 1190 ORIG HRS 1999
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
58' Taswell 1996
Massachusetts, United States
57' Herreshoff Bounty 2004
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, United States
56' Cherubini 56 Schooner 1986
Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States
55' Hinckley Talaria 55 2005
Somerset, Massachusetts, United States
53' Scorpio Robb Ladd Custom 1998
Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
53' J Boats J/160 1997
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, United States
Marshfield features two major conservation areas, both owned by Mass Audubon, the largest conservation organization in New England. The Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary along the Green Harbor River has miles of trails through grasslands, wetlands, woodlands with observation blinds for viewing wildlife and a boardwalk, great for birdwatching and nature photography. The North River Wildlife Sanctuary along Route 3 (also known as the Pilgrims Highway) and North River, the state designated Scenic River, has trails through fields, oak forest, salt marsh and a platform for riverside viewing of birds and seals.
Marshfield Fairgrounds/Agriculture & Horticulture Society sponsors 3 main events.
It is the oldest agricultural fair in the United States and the highlight of South Shore summer. Held in August (Aug. 20-29, 2021), the Fair attracts visitors from all over the State. The other main event is the Marshfield Farmers’ Market that was established in 2006 as a summer market, but by popular demand expanded to include winter markets. Approximately 1/3 of the vendors are Marshfield residents, keeping sales proceeds local. Vendors include farmers, bakers, and chefs offering 100% local goods such as produce, pasture-raised animal products, prepared/baked foods, and a large variety of farm products and home goods, and artisan items. The Marshfield Farmers Market also features musical events. The third main event features Educational Workshops.
Marshfield has an interesting history over a 350-year period from pre-revolutionary war times and is best known as the home of Daniel Webster, lawyer and statesman, from 1831 until his death in 1852. In Washington’s political circles he was known as “the Farmer of Marshfield.” An early Pilgrim town, Marshfield was part of the original colony founded in 1620. It was first established as a separate settlement in 1632 by Edward Winslow, a Mayflower Pilgrim who became governor of Plymouth Colony and was the third signatory to the Mayflower Compact. Winslow also established the first church and school. He returned to England to acquire cattle for the Colony and cattle farming was introduced at Marshfield’s founding and became a major industry for the next 300 years.
William Green, for whom Green Harbor River is named, established a commercial fishing business venture in 1623. The area was originally called “Green’s Harbor.” It was also named Rexhame, but when it became a separate town from Plymouth in 1640, it was renamed Marshfield for the extensive acreage of saltwater tidal marshes along its three rivers. Most of the land grants went to Pilgrims and their families or to investors in the Plymouth Pilgrim settlement. Some of the land remained “common land” even today, including the town’s spectacular 5-mile seashore along the Atlantic Ocean.
Marshfield was designated part of Plymouth County in 1685. Early industry included farming, cattle, saltmarsh haying, and fishing. A shipbuilding industry grew along the North River in the 19th century after Jesse Reed founded a nail factory that was one of the first to use machinery for making nails. Historic Brant Rock is the site of the first transatlantic radiotelegraph transmission in 1906 by Reginald Fessenden who exchanged Morse code messages between his Brant Rock station and Machrihanish in Scotland. On Christmas Eve 1906, Fessenden transmitted the first audio radio broadcast of music and entertainment in history! Radio operators on ships in the Atlantic Ocean were able to hear the broadcast. On a tragic historical note, In 1941, a disastrous fire burned down 400 buildings in just 3 hours in the eastern part of town making it one of the largest fires in US history for structures destroyed (total 600 buildings).
A few marinas in the Green Harbor and North River areas of Marshfield welcome transient boats to stop by and enjoy Marshfield’s beautiful sightlines and waterfront restaurants. The Safe Harbor/Green Harbor Marina is located ¼ mile from the open ocean of Cape Cod Bay. The Safe Harbor membership marina is home to luxury vessels and sport fishermen. Wet slips accommodate vessels 18 to 70 ft LOA with maximum 20 ft beam and 6 ft maximum draft. Slips include freshwater and shore power hook-ups, free WiFi, and drive-up parking. Transient slips are available for vessels 18 to 70 ft LOA, 20 ft beam, 6 ft draft and include water, power, and WiFi. Additional Safe Harbor amenities include BBQ grills, bathhouses, dock carts, a fire pit, and more. The Green Harbor Marina features a fuel dock with Valvtect marine gas and diesel, full marine services yard, Ships Store, and the Green Harbor Bar & Grill waterside restaurant, offering local fresh seafood and a simple menu of American favorites.
Taylor Marine Corp. is a family owned and operated marina serving the South Shore since 1968. Located inside Green Harbor it is protected from ocean currents, yet with quick access to open ocean water. Boaters can cruise north to Boston Harbor, south to Plymouth, or head east to Provincetown on the Cape. Over 120 slips can accommodate a wide range of boats—seasonal or transient. Every slip includes water and electric power. Features renovated restrooms and showers, lots of private parking, 24-hour monitored security cameras and more. The fuel dock is open year-round offering mid-grade gas, diesel fuel, ice, and 2-cycle oil. Taylor Marine Corp. offers marine transport, crane services, and bottom washing. Beaches, restaurants, and shops are within walking distance. Onsite is The Point Restaurant on the Marshfield Town Pier, next door to the Harbormaster. The Town Pier is active year-round with local commercial fishing and lobster boats. The restaurant features fresh seafood with fried platters, lobster rolls, lobster BLTs and more. While it doesn’t have its own slips, visiting boaters can dock at Taylor Marine and walk to The Point Restaurant; always make arrangements for a slip in advance.
Roht Marine is a full-service marina on the historic North River. The complex features a boat launch, marine supplies, repairs, and refueling. Onsite is a bait and tackle shop, boat rentals, the River Inn (bed & breakfast), Erich’s Clam Shack and Richardson’s ice cream. Sail up access with daily, weekly, and monthly rates. Features floating docks and moorings, and “coolers to go (pre-made sandwiches, soft drinks).” Contact for further information. Popular Erich’s Clam Shack at Roht Marine on the North River seats 110 and offers fabulous views of the marsh and river. Sail up for fresh caught seafood from South Shore fisherman.
Other waterfront restaurants are The Jetty at 278 Ocean Street in the Brant Rock neighborhood, styled as a “seaside surf shack.” The full-service restaurant and bar is a South Shore favorite for its live entertainment and good food. Haddad’s Ocean Café, established 1937, is a family owned and operated for four generations, located on the Esplanade in Brant Rock neighborhood at 293 Ocean Street. The restaurant offers fresh caught seafood, which can also be purchased at the Fish Market at Haddad’s.
The Marshfield Town Pier located in the North and South Rivers Watershed of Green Harbor is the home of the Harbormaster. This busy commercial pier berths the fishing fleet and lobster boats, no recreational or transient vessels. A short channel connects the Town Pier to the open ocean. The Harbor Walk is a concrete walkway from Town Pier along the marsh edge to Harbor Park, the parking area for Brant Rock Beach and Peter Igo Park. The Harbor Walk is currently being extended to Green Harbor Marina. It also connects to Brant Rock Esplanade via a spur. The Marshfield Town Pier also features a public boat launch ramp, pump-out facility, and restrooms.
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