Essex River Day is an idea that has been evolving for many years. Often when boaters are out on the River you hear the same question over and over again, "Wouldn't it be great if everyone in Essex could experience the beauty of the River?" The concept for the event is simple. Those who have a boat offer a neighborly boat ride to those in town who may not have a boat and don't have ready access to appreciating the wonders of the Essex River. This simple thought has grown into a full day of events culminating that evening with a softball game, a cook out, music and a bonfire at Memorial Park.
Throughout the day, host captains and boat owning families will be taking guests down river. The Harbormaster/Chief of Police maintains a list of host captains and boat owners who are willing to take people for a ride. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Harbormaster at the non-emergency telephone number 978-768-6511 if you have available space on your boat or if you would like to be matched with a host captain and crew for a ride. Once you have been matched, decide with your host family what you would like to do...a ride down river, spend time at the beach, etc.
This event kicks off "Summer in Essex", so join your neighbors for a day of fun and celebrate the beauty of the Essex River!