KITTERY, Maine — By the end of September, Kittery will be without its current harbormaster and one of its assistant harbormasters.
Last Thursday, Harbormaster Derek Jacobs sent notice to the Kittery Port Authority and the town manager stating his intentions not to seek renewal of his contract when it expires on Sept. 29. On Friday, Assistant Harbormaster Paul Bourque gave notice to Jacobs that he would resign from his position at the end of August.
Bourque and Jacobs are at opposite ends of their careers. Jacobs is 27. Bourque has already retired from 30 years with the U.S. government with another 10 years in a tow boat business he ran with his wife at Sebago Lake. For him, it was time to move after four years on the job after he learned of Jacobs impending departure.
“We had a good rapport,” he said, referring to his working relationship with Jacobs. “It’s been fun. I’ll probably miss it like the tow boat business, but it’s time to change.”
By Brian Early
August 01. 2016 5:20PM