Beverly Harbor in Beverly lies at the mouth of the Danvers River, about 26 miles north of Boston. Beverly Harbor is a port for the receipt and shipping of commercial petroleum. It is also used extensively by recreational boaters.
Initial work in Beverly Harbor during the early 1900s provided for an entrance channel 18 feet deep. The existing project, completed in 1927, consists of a one-mile-long channel, 24 feet deep and 200 feet wide, extending from deep water south of Mackerel Cove to the rock shoal near Essex Bridge (U.S. Route l A). The channel width increases through the bends in the upper channel.