Hingham Maritime Center and Barnes Wharf

30 Summer St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

Owned By: Hingham Maritime Center

Located on historic Barnes Wharf, the Hingham Maritime Center offers sailing, rowing, maritime education, and community access to the waterfront. The stone wharf dates back to the steamboat era. Swimming is prohibited here, but is permitted around the corner, at Bathing Beach.


According to its website, “Hingham Maritime Center is a registered non-profit organization offering sailing, rowing, maritime education, and community access to the waterfront in picturesque Hingham Harbor. Formerly named the Lincoln Sailing Club, HMC was formed in 1970 and officially established in 1971 by a group of avid sailors who wanted to teach the youth of Hingham to sail. This group saw a need for affordable access to both the sport of sailing and the harbor and thus one of the Massachusett’s first community boating organizations was formed.” Home of the Hingham High School rowing and sailing programs.

This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.

Habitats and Wildlife

Located on Hingham’s Inner Harbor.

30 Summer St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: Yes

Lifeguards: No

Size: 2.8 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk (seasonal)

Parking: Limited on-site parking for patrons.

Cost: Fees vary.


Benches, floats, boat storage, the Curtis Family Boathouse.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Hingham Harbor/Atlantic Ocean

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