I’ve served as the Padanaram / Dartmouth Harbormaster since 2004, and also as the Town’s Shellfish Officer since 2012. Prior to this calling, I was a seasonal Assistant Harbormaster for 13 seasons. I served under, and learned much from Dartmouth Harbormaster and mentor Arthur F. Dias – a consummate Harbormaster in the best of Northeast traditions. Much to the dismay of my loving parents, I left a prior career as County Prosecutor and Magistrate to “mess around in boats” full time. I rarely ever look back. 

Submitted by S. Melo

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