Marshfield: Buff’s Pier dedicated in memory of Marshfield fisherman

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On Wednesday, the Town of Marshfield dedicated a new, half-million dollar commercial pier at Green Harbor to a former teacher and commercial fisherman, Richard Sullivan, who died last year at the age of 60. He served as president of the Marshfield Commercial Fishermen’s Association from 1986 to 1993, and was a member of the Marshfield Waterways Committee, in addition to various other Marshfield Town Boards during his career.

His nickname was Buffalo, Buff for short.

Dozens of fishermen gathered to watch the unveiling of a plaque naming the place “Buff’s Pier” in Sullivan’s memory. A state grant and matching funds approved by Town Meeting paid for the work. Harbor Master Mike DiMeo and Sullivan’s widow Mary (pictured) were among speakers in a ceremony on a sunny, blustery day.

Marshfield Harbor Master Mike DiMeo and Sullivan’s widow Mary


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Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.