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  • Ahmet
    May 19, 2006
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      I would think more that Cuttyhunk reminds me to an isolated village in the Med. My favorite place.
      I never tried to anchor there (Inner Harbor) , watch a small Island packet once desparately to find holding.
      The Cruising Guides say that it is kelp ...
      Actually correction... I once dropped the Lunch hook. It was May 8, I was delivering one of my boats from Pt Judith to Boston, and we decided to stop by.
      No moorings yet... so I driooed anchor. I had no problems, but I don't recall what came out with the anchor.
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      From: We 2 Sail
      Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 7:07 PM
      Subject: RE: [MassBaySailors] Looking for anchorages

      Hi, minor correction,

      Inner Harbor Cuttyhunk is mud. My Danforth is quite good in about 10 feet - 12 feet of water. Caution MUST BE exercised in the Inner Harbor. The mooring/anchorage maybe was dredged??? And outside of it shoals up real fast  to less than four feet.

      Outside the Inner harbor (before the Green Gong buoy and eastward of the beach used to be an anchorage with Eel Grass. Lots of moorings now. $25/night. Westward of the harbor entrance are a few more moorings BUT watch out for the rocks between the breakwater behind the mooring field.

      As information, Cuttyhunk was one of the islands used by the Army during WWII for submarine spotting. The walk to the top of the hill is very well worth it. Trash cost $5.00 a bag to dispose. The Raw Bar Boat is very well worth it. Also have Clam Chowdah and hot drinks.

      The grocery store is a typical small country store, not much and they charge for what they do got. There's no Kroger or Wal-Mart here, but they got plenty of New England flavor.<smile>

      I think the Island is also "dry", but not certain of that (dry = no alcohol beverages or spirits available for purchase).

      Bob Early
      s/y Second Nature
      Haul & Launch June 2, 2006

      At 12:36 PM 5/19/2006, you wrote:

      Yes you should be able to. There are some areas where the town has prohibited anchoring, but that is fairly seldom.
      If you have a time limit and would like to hurry, or would like to get some safe offshore experience I can see you going directly to Block Island.
      The times I came up from down there, I went through New York and the East River. It is an interesting experience.. sort of different than your standard sailing/cruising.
      If you a memeber of a recipro..  yacht club, or even if you are not, you should be able to find a place for a night or two in Brookline.
      Then you can stay in Huntington, or Oyster Bay, Mt Sinai, and Montouk.
      No matter which way to go, there is great anchorage in lake Montauk.
      COntinuing on, you should not miss (obviously) Block Island, Cuttyhunk adn the Massachusetts Islands.
      You should make sure that besides mud, you also have ground tackle that can handle kelp, and grass. Although there are rocky areas as you go up north, most of our area is mud, so a Danforth does well. But some places, like Cuttyhunk are a bit more difficult to anchor, especially in the more protected areas, because they are designated as mooring fields.
      You should get the Maptech Cruising guide. It has pretty good information, pictures etc

      Julie Kaynor <jkaynor@...> wrote:
      So if we stayed in 'not so busy' areas most of the time, Ahmet, we'd probably manage to anchor out?

      From: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com [ mailto:MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ahmet
      Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 2:20 PM
      To: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [MassBaySailors] Looking for anchorages

      The Mooring rates are not more than $30-$40/night, but could be less.
      There are plenty of anchorages, although if you get close to cities, most people grab a mooring or slip.

      Julie Kaynor <jkaynor@...> wrote:
      I joined the MassBaySailors list a couple of months ago hoping to get some info about good places to visit in your area.  My husband and I are hoping to head up there from the Chesapeake this summer on our Tayana 37.   Mark's parents live in West Hartford and he has many relatives in the Mass area so our main intent is to come and visit family and work from the boat.  I am under the impression that anchorages are few and far between, I suspect we are spoilt on the Chesapeake with so many free anchorages its just a matter of picking which one.  Could you give me a little insight into this is your area?  Am I correct in my understanding that mostly we would need to pick up moorings?  How much would we usually pay and are they fairly numerous?  
      Any recommendations for cruising guides would also be appreciated

      looking forward to hearing from you
      Julie Kaynor
      s/v Rachel


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