July 1, 2022

Governor Rell Reappoints Bartlett as Chester Harbor Master

Governor M. Jodi Rell has reappointed George “Gill” Bartlett of Deep River as Harbor Master for the harbors and navigable waterways of Chester. Bartlett will have the responsibility of overseeing Chester’s shoreline along Chester Creek and the Connecticut River.

Bartlett is owner of Chester Point Marina (www.chesterpointmarina.com), one of four boating facilities using Chester Creek for access to the Connecticut River and offering significant water access opportunities. He has served as Chester’s harbormaster for four years.

Connecticut harbor masters must ensure the safety of all vessels from commercial fishing boats to canoes and kayaks. They are given with the responsibility of taking care of local harbors, supervising the waterways and are on call 24 hours a day to respond to any emergencies.

“Gill is committed to keeping Chester’s waterways as safe as they can possibly be,” Governor Rell said.  “His extensive background in maritime issues makes him well qualified to continue to handle this responsibility.  I thank him for his continued service to the State of Connecticut.”

Bartlett will serve for a term ending June 30, 2012 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

For more information on Connecticut’s Harbor Masters please visit: http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?A=1380&Q=259728.