PumpOut Boat


In 2016, one of the predecessors of ShoreRivers, partnering with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM), brought the first ever pump-out boat to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, preventing more than 8,500 gallons of waste from entering the Miles and Wye Rivers by pumping it from nearly 350 boats in the first year of operation alone.

Read the 2016 report here

The boat provides service in the busy St. Michaels harbor and on the Miles and Wye Rivers. With your help, it is estimated this boat will pump out between 15-20,000 gallons of concentrated marine waste annually.

CBMM donates free dockage, storage, and use of their land-based pump-out station to off-load the waste from the pump-out boat which is transferred to the updated St. Michaels Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Hours of Operation: Mid April through October:

Fridays from Noon to 5pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-5pm
*Hours are extended for long weekends, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

Contact for Pump-out:
To sign up for regular pump outs at your slip, mooring or dock, please contact Ann Frock at ShoreRivers with your name, address, email, and phone number at 443-385-0511 or info@shorerivers.org or fill out the contact form on this page.