Harbor Master

Old Lyme Harbor Master awarded The Woody Pollak Lifesaving Award

Matthew Lynch receives the Woody Pollak Lifesaving Award (jpeg)Boat US Magazine Article












Capt. Matthew Lynch was honored with the BoatU.S. Magazine's Woody Pollak Award for a lifesaving rescue off of Old Saybrook in June 2023.

MATTHEW B. LYNCH NAMED NEW HARBOR MASTER FOR OLD LYMEPictured Old Lyme Harbor Master Matthew B Lynch

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday appointed Matthew B. Lynch as the Harbor Master for the harbors and navigable waterways of the Town of Old Lyme. Mr. Lynch succeeds Mr. Harry Plaut, who served as Old Lyme’s Harbor Master for over eight years. 

A native of Waterford, CT, Lynch is a seasoned mariner who now resides in Old Lyme. He is a senior manager for Towboat US in Old Saybrook, and an owner of Waterside Transit Services LLC. Additionally, he holds a U.S. Coast Guard 200-ton Inland Masters License, is a National Safe Boating Council Instructor, and a Member of the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. 

Mr. Michael Presti, Co-Chair of the Old Lyme Harbor Management Commission, said, “Matt’s professionalism, technical knowledge, and dedication to all mariners will undoubtedly serve the community of Old Lyme well in the years to come.”

Lynch begins his appointment immediately with his term ending on June 30, 2026.