ROCKLAND — Rockland’s harbormaster for the past two summers has announced his resignation.

Ryan Murry is leaving to take a job with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, City Manager Tom Luttrell said Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Murry has been Rockland’s harbormaster since May 2021.

The city manager said Murry was unable to find housing in the Rockland area. Murry has been commuting from Bangor where he was staying with a relative, the manager said.

The manager said he is getting ready to advertise the job.

The city recently hired an assistant harbormaster, Molly Eddy.

Murry served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 2005 through 2013 and was a boatswain’s mate second class, and served in Eastport. He served as a police patrolman for the Pleasant Point Police Department in Maine from 2013 through 2014 and then a patrol deputy for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office from 2014 through 2018.

He then relocated to Florida and served as a safety consultant for Servitec Group in Miramar, Fla. and then served as a harbormaster for Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Murry succeeded Matt Ripley.

Rockland’s harbor has nearly 600 moorings. During the past several years, issues such as the proposed expansion of Yachting Solutions Marina (now Safe Harbor Marinas) and cruise ships have received considerable attention.