The Hingham Shipyard Marinas (HSM) was officially formed in 2007 when the Hewitts Cove Marina and Landfall Marina, both on Hewitts Cove near the border of Hingham and Weymouth, Massachusetts, were combined to create a massive, full-service boating facility that can accommodate 500 vessels in slips and another 100 on moorings.
The marina is part of a larger 27-acre complex known as Shipyard Village, which comprises condos, offices, several restaurants, shops, a grocery story and a muiltiplex cinema, making it a destination in and of itself, especially for daytrippers in the Boston and South Shore areas. For a fee, boaters can tie up at the western end of the marina for several hours (space permitting) and visit the Village’s many restaurants and shops, or re-provision at the local market.
In the accompanying video we take a closer look at HSM and all that it offers recreational boaters, as well as touch upon some of the interesting history of Hewitts Cove. Few people realize that the cove once served as the site of a massive shipyard that built 230 Navy vessels during World War II. Today, remnants of the shipyard can still be seen in and around the marina.
Of course, one of the biggest benefits of keeping a boat at HSM is easy access to Boston and the Boston Harbor Islands National Park, where boaters can camp, fish, swim, tour historic sites or simply explore the islands on their own. An excellent island-by-island guide to the Harbor islands—Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands—is available at the marina or by ordering online Amazon.com, BN.com, or Unionparkpress.com.
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