August 1, 2012 – SLIP SIGN UP HOPEFULS! Potential patrons for slips at the Cole Parkway & Scituate Marine Park Marinas wait overnight at the Harbormaster's Office to be at the top of the waiting list for next year.
August 2012 – NEW PUMPOUT BOAT! Harbormaster Mark Patterson, Waterways Chairman Dick Eckhouse and Division of Marine Fisheries Pumpout Coordinator Thom Beaullieu with the recently acquired pumpout vessel. Cost for the vessel is defrayed by a grant from the state's pumpout program and will complement the pumpout station at Cole Parkway. Scituate, Marshfield, and Cohasset were designated by the EPA as Federal No Discharge areas in 2008.
September 17, 2012 - BONJOUR A NOS AMIS DE FRANCE! Hello to our friends from France – Selectman Joe Norton and Asst. Harbormaster Peter Lincoln welcome our sister city contingent at the Cole Parkway Marina. Private boating patrons George Dow and Jack Stebe volunteered to bring several of the visiting patrons aboard their sailing vessels for a harbor cruise.
"Still Winter" – Scituate Harbor January 2012
April 5, 2012 Selectman Rick Murray and Harbormaster Mark Patterson greet Lt. Gov. Tim Murray at the Scituate Maritime Center during the Seaport Advisory Council awarding of $320,000.00 to the Town to refurbish the Commercial Town Pier.
April 5, 2012 Representative Jim Cantwell, Howie Kreuztberg (former Waterways Commission Chairman), Waterways Commission Chairman John Murphy, Harbormaster Mark Patterson, Lt.Gov. Tim Murray, Selectman Rick Murray and Town Administrator Patricia Vinchesi at the Scituate Maritime Center. Scituate hosted the annual Seaport Advisory Council event.
April 2012 – Installing the Cole Parkway and Scituate Marine Park Marina's – It's a dirty job, but the Harbormaster staff is up to the task: Assistant Harbormaster's Leo Rossette, Mike Bearce, Ed Gibbons, Bob Greek and Harbormaster Mark Patterson.
April 2012 – Asst. HM Bob Greek and Fireman John Reidy preparing to dive on marina chains that secure the marina, with assistance from AHM Leo Rossette and HM Mark Patterson.
May 2012 – Memoral Day Ceremony. Harbormaster Patterson and staff prepare to escort Navy Chaplain, and veterans outside the Harbor for a wreath laying ceremony.
Memorial Day Gun Salute – Harbormaster's Crew, U. S. Coast Guard and private citizens and veterans await the gun salute off Scituate Harbor.
June 2012: Assistant Harbormaster Joe Noble volunteered at the Wampatuck Elementary Schools' Science Day – Marine Safety & Science. The kids (and Joe) loved it!
July 2012: Continued marina chain maintenance by Harbormaster Crew – George Anderson, Diver Bob Greek and Assistance Hm Mike Neil at the Cole Parkway Marina.
"Approaching Storm" Scituate Harbor, photo by Jill A. Buckley