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Marblehead News Spotlight: Harbormaster Mark Souza
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Marblehead News Spotlight: Harbormaster Mark Souza

Harbormaster Mark Souza on Marblehead Harbor PHOTO BY LEIGH BLANDER You might imagine that Marblehead Harbormaster Mark Souza spends his August workdays on the water, enjoying the summer sun and sea breezes. Not exactly. “We don’t just drive around,” Souza said. “We’re monitoring the radios, responding to emergency calls and maintaining gangways and docks. We’re very hands on." “We’re carpenters, plumbers, firefighters, ambulance drivers,” he added. “We wear a lot of hats.” Souza manages the 1,800 moorings in Marblehead Harbor and another 1,200 on the Marblehead side of Salem Harbor. He is in charge of the 20-year-long wait list for moorings in Marblehead Harbor, which has the third highest demand for moorings in the state behind Barnstable and Hyannis. (The mooring wait l...
On a hot summer day, Marblehead brings out the ultimate sprinkler
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On a hot summer day, Marblehead brings out the ultimate sprinkler

Marblehead Fire Department pulled out all the stops on Thursday afternoon to keep local kiddos cool and have a little fun. Hundreds of families descended on the Judy and Gene Jacobi Community Center parking lot as water rained down from Marblehead Fire Department’s centerpiece ladder engine, outstretched in all her glory. The apparatus can reach 105 feet, according to Fire Chief Jason Gilliland . "This is the second year that we've done this," said Firefighter Mark Tentindo, standing among his fellow firefighters. "We've done it when camps request it." Firefighters gave a big thanks to Marblehead Water and Sewer Department Superintendent Amy McHugh, who unmetered the water for the summertime event. https://videopress.com/v/BeNjjpVA?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&...