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  • Julie Kaynor
    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
    Message 1 of 17 , May 18, 2006
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      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

    • henry
      Hello Julie, There are plenty here in Narragansett Bay which is on the Rhode Island/Massachusetts border. If you re thinking of popping in here for a day or
      Message 2 of 17 , May 18, 2006
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        Hello Julie,

        There are plenty here in Narragansett Bay which is on the Rhode Island/Massachusetts border. If
        you're thinking of popping in here for a day or two on your way up just let me know. I'll direct you to
        some protected and beautiful anchorages.

        Henry Krauzyk
        Sowwanishen
        T26 #545

        On Thu, 18 May 2006 07:15:40 -0400, Julie Kaynor 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
      • Bill Scanlon
        Hello Julie, First, I highly recommend you purchase the Atlantic Cruising Club’s Guide to New England book & CD combination. It’s very reasonably priced
        Message 3 of 17 , May 18, 2006
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          Hello Julie,
           
          First, I highly recommend you purchase the Atlantic Cruising Club’s Guide to New England book & CD combination.  It’s very reasonably priced and it will more than pay for itself for you over the time you’ll be here.
           
          Also Julie, you say “ New England ” and working while here ..  Those are broad generalities and a wide geographic area, especially by SAILBoat …
           
          Do you have loose itinerary yet? Which months or weeks you hope/plan to be where?
           
          When you say “work”, are you saying you will be working remotely from your boat while traveling?  Or will you be seeking temp work at each destination?
           
          Anchorages, actually I don’t feel there is a shortage of anchorages in New England or the Boston Harbor/Massachusetts Bay area.  I feel most anywhere you might want to go in New England has anchorage area
           
          I don’t recall personally seeing (noticing) many true “live-aboards” in the Boston area.  Live-aboard as in living at anchorages or mooring areas that aren’t associated with a YC or commercial marina.  Julie, I don’t know if that is because it is discouraged by the authorities?  I don’t know of anyone being chassed out of a free anchorage area for staying to along, which you might see along the Florida/south/sun coast where (free) living aboard is more commonly attempted and therefore discouraged.  Or, do we not see (notice) it much around here because it is a challenge to do so.  By challenge in the Boston area I mean 1) a “weather” challenge or 2) A “convenience” challenge.  Weather and convenience challenges as in distance to shore (especially in bad weather) and where to go ashore and be able to park a dinghy for free or inexpensively and be able to shop etc.
           
          I do feel there are ample anchorage areas around Boston and most coastal/harbor towns.  You just might have to move around a bit to not draw attention and get chased away, if that does happen.
           
          Below I list some links and some info from a few of them.  Make sure you look all the way to the bottom.  Most, if not all, of these links you’ll find within the MassBaySailors links area too.
           
          So Julie, again if you can be more specific as to where you hope to be and when we can offer advice directed that way.
           
           
          Bill
           
          Notice the $150 SEASONS Pass to Boston Harbor Islands Moorings, there are restrictions to discouraged long-term stays.
           
           
           
           
          To insure objectivity, ACC neither solicits nor accepts marina advertising. ACC's Reviewers and Editors select the marinas to be covered in its Guides and there is absolutely no charge to marinas for inclusion.
          ".will certainly become the bible for.cruisers. Nearly as indispensable as the boat itself,   the entire series of ACC marina guides is exemplary for its completeness and objectivity. "                                             ...Blue Water Sailing
           
          ·                                  
          ·                                  
          ·                                 Annisquam
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                                        navigation
          o                                                        going ashore
          ·                                 Blynman Canal
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                                        navigation
          ·                                 Brace Cove
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                                        navigation
          ·                                 Cape Cod Canal
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                                        navigation
          o                                                        regulations
          ·                                 Cuttyhunk
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                                        navigation
          o                                                        going ashore
          ·                                 Gloucester
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                                        navigation
          o                                                        going ashore
          ·                                 Hadley Harbor
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                                        navigation
          o                                                        going ashore
          ·                                 Magnolia
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                                        navigation
          ·                                 Manchester
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                                        navigation
          o                                                        going ashore
          ·                                 Marblehead
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                                        navigation
          o                                                        going ashore
          ·                                 Menemsha
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                                        navigation
          o                                                        going ashore
          ·                                 Misery Islands
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                                        navigation
          o                                                        going ashore
          ·                                 Oak Bluffs
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                                        navigation
          o                                                        going ashore
          ·                                 Onset
          o                                                        introduction
          o                                      

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        • We 2 Sail
          Hi Henry, Ever since Sailnet had it s problems last year and before being reincarnated , it seems like the Narragansett Forum has disappeared or is just a
          Message 4 of 17 , May 18, 2006
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            Hi Henry,

            Ever since Sailnet had it's problems last year and before being
            reincarnated , it seems like the Narragansett Forum has disappeared
            or is just a shell of yesteryear.

            Can you point to the most active current version of "Narragansett
            Bay" (assuming one must exist somewhere) ?

            We are hoping to spend some time there this season, and it's be good
            to get a few diverse opinions.
            (We are normally berthed in New Bedford Harbor. But now since we got
            rid of that job thingy our excuse not to move about more often is now
            history.) <smile>


            Thanks,

            Bob Early
            s/y Second Nature


            At 08:14 AM 5/18/2006, you wrote:

            >Hello Julie,
            >
            >There are plenty here in Narragansett Bay which is on the Rhode
            >Island/Massachusetts border. If
            >you're thinking of popping in here for a day or two on your way up
            >just let me know. I'll direct you to
            >some protected and beautiful anchorages.
            >
            >Henry Krauzyk
            >Sowwanishen
            >T26 #545
            >
            >On Thu, 18 May 2006 07:15:40 -0400, Julie Kaynor 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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          • henry
            Wow, there was a Gansett forum? I recently started one in Yahoo groups for sailing of which I am the only member! I started it because I couldn t find another.
            Message 5 of 17 , May 18, 2006
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              Wow, there was a Gansett forum?

              I recently started one in Yahoo groups for sailing of which I am the only member!

              I started it because I couldn't find another. I have not begun promoting it yet.

              You're welcome to join that, I promise you it will grow.

              Also, if you find other Narragansett groups, please let me know!

              Subscribe e-mail address:

              GansettSailing-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

              Thanks

              Henry Krauzyk
              Sowwanishen
              T26 #545



              On Thu, 18 May 2006 11:01:00 -0400, We 2 Sail wrote
              > Hi Henry,
              >
              > Ever since Sailnet had it's problems last year and before being
              > reincarnated , it seems like the Narragansett Forum has disappeared
              > or is just a shell of yesteryear.
              >
              > Can you point to the most active current version of "Narragansett
              > Bay" (assuming one must exist somewhere) ?
              >
              > We are hoping to spend some time there this season, and it's be
              > good to get a few diverse opinions.
              > (We are normally berthed in New Bedford Harbor. But now since we
              > got rid of that job thingy our excuse not to move about more often
              > is now history.) <smile>
              >
              >
              > Thanks,
              >
              > Bob Early
              > s/y Second Nature
              >
              >
              > At 08:14 AM 5/18/2006, you wrote:
              >
              > >Hello Julie,
              > >
              > >There are plenty here in Narragansett Bay which is on the Rhode
              > >Island/Massachusetts border. If
              > >you're thinking of popping in here for a day or two on your way up
              > >just let me know. I'll direct you to
              > >some protected and beautiful anchorages.
              > >
              > >Henry Krauzyk
              > >Sowwanishen
              > >T26 #545
              > >
              > >On Thu, 18 May 2006 07:15:40 -0400, Julie Kaynor 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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            • Marvin Reynolds
              Julie: You might want to pick-up the classic Duncan s Cruising Guide to New England . I don t recall when it was last updated, it s a great read. Marvin
              Message 6 of 17 , May 18, 2006
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                Julie:
                You might want to pick-up the classic Duncan's "Cruising Guide to New England". I don't recall when it was last updated, it's a great read.
                 
                 
                Marvin Reynolds
                Navy Yard Associates
                25 Constellation Wharf
                Pier 7
                Charlestown, MA 02129
                617 242-0111 cell 617 699-6155
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                Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 9:06 AM
                Subject: [MassBaySailors] Looking for anchorages


                Hello Julie,
                 
                First, I highly recommend you purchase the Atlantic Cruising Club’s Guide to New England book & CD combination.  It’s very reasonably priced and it will more than pay for itself for you over the time you’ll be here.
                 
                Also Julie, you say “ New England ” and working while here ..  Those are broad generalities and a wide geographic area, especially by SAILBoat …
                 
                Do you have loose itinerary yet? Which months or weeks you hope/plan to be where?
                 
                When you say “work”, are you saying you will be working remotely from your boat while traveling?  Or will you be seeking temp work at each destination?
                 
                Anchorages, actually I don’t feel there is a shortage of anchorages in New England or the Boston Harbor/Massachusetts Bay area.  I feel most anywhere you might want to go in New England has anchorage area
                 
                I don’t recall personally seeing (noticing) many true “live-aboards” in the Boston area.  Live-aboard as in living at anchorages or mooring areas that aren’t associated with a YC or commercial marina.  Julie, I don’t know if that is because it is discouraged by the authorities?  I don’t know of anyone being chassed out of a free anchorage area for staying to along, which you might see along the Florida/south/sun coast where (free) living aboard is more commonly attempted and therefore discouraged.  Or, do we not see (notice) it much around here because it is a challenge to do so.  By challenge in the Boston area I mean 1) a “weather” challenge or 2) A “convenience” challenge.  Weather and convenience challenges as in distance to shore (especially in bad weather) and where to go ashore and be able to park a dinghy for free or inexpensively and be able to shop etc.
                 
                I do feel there are ample anchorage areas around Boston and most coastal/harbor towns.  You just might have to move around a bit to not draw attention and get chased away, if that does happen.
                 
                Below I list some links and some info from a few of them.  Make sure you look all the way to the bottom.  Most, if not all, of these links you’ll find within the MassBaySailors links area too.
                 
                So Julie, again if you can be more specific as to where you hope to be and when we can offer advice directed that way.
                 
                 
                Bill
                 
                Notice the $150 SEASONS Pass to Boston Harbor Islands Moorings, there are restrictions to discouraged long-term stays.
                 
                 
                 
                 
                To insure objectivity, ACC neither solicits nor accepts marina advertising. ACC's Reviewers and Editors select the marinas to be covered in its Guides and there is absolutely no charge to marinas for inclusion.
                ".will certainly become the bible for.cruisers. Nearly as indispensable as the boat itself,   the entire series of ACC marina guides is exemplary for its completeness and objectivity. "                                             ...Blue Water Sailing
                 
                ·                                  
                ·                                  
                ·                                 Annisquam
                o                                                        introduction
                o                                                        navigation
                o                                                        going ashore
                ·                                 Blynman Canal
                o                                                        introduction
                o                                                        navigation
                ·                                 Brace Cove
                o                                                        introduction
                o                                                        navigation
                ·                                 Cape Cod Canal
                o                                                        introduction
                o                                                        navigation
                o                                                        regulations
                ·                                 Cuttyhunk
                o                                                        introduction
                o                                                        navigation
                o                                                        going ashore
                ·                                 Gloucester
                o                                                        introduction
                o                                                        navigation
                o                                                        going ashore
                ·                                 Hadley Harbor
                o                                                        introduction
                o                                                        navigation
                o                                                        going ashore
                ·                                 Magnolia
                o                                                        introduction
                o                                                        navigation
                ·                                 Manchester
                o                                                        introduction
                o                                                        navigation
                o                                                        going ashore
                ·                                 Marblehead
                o                                                        introduction
                o                                                        navigation
                o                                                        going ashore
                ·                                 Menemsha
                o                                                        introduction
                o                                                        navigation
                o                                                        going ashore
                ·                                 Misery Islands
                o                                                        introduction
                o                                                        navigation
                o                                                        going ashore
                ·                                 Oak Bluffs
                o                                                        introduction
                o                                                        navigation
                o                                                        going ashore
                ·                                
              • Ahmet
                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
                Message 7 of 17 , May 18, 2006
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                  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.
                  Ahmet

                  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


                • Julie Kaynor
                  Bill, thanks for the info. Here s a little more about us and our plans. We are hoping to leave the Chesapeake around the first or second week of June,
                  Message 8 of 17 , May 18, 2006
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                    Bill, thanks for the info.  Here's a little more about us and our plans. 
                    We are  hoping to leave  the Chesapeake around the first or second week of June, depending on the weather  and how our "getting ready to leave" boat jobs go,  needing to return in August. We will be working  at our computer-based jobs remotely from the boat during the week and  doing our best to usweekends to move on or explore whichever we feel like  (and again, depending on the weather) .  We're planning to sail straight up to Block Island and need to figure out where our first stop will be - there's no  Verizon Broadband connectivity at Block Island so  it looks like we'll need to be on the mainland .  We have no  set itinerary other than plans to head up to a family reunion in Casco Bay , ME at the beginning of July.   
                     
                    We pretty much need to stay  between New York City and Gloucester, MA to get the Internet connectivity  we need and thus be able to work . Does that narrow it down it down a bit? 
                     
                    I don't think we'll be staying in any one place long enough to be considered  "live-aboards" (maybe a week or two in any one place at the most) so I'm not too concerned about that.  We would however like to find some places that are conducive to reprovisioning via dinghy, and really any places that are good for anchoring out and dinghying into.  The rest of the time we actually prefer quiet out of the way spots, if  possible.  This will be our first long cruise  up there so we are mainly wanting to actually make the trip up, hang out with family some, and do a little exploring.  We aren't too bothered about the big touristy areas, we know they will be very busy.  Given NOAAs latest hurricane predictions, any info on safe harbors / hurricane holes would also be greatly appreciated.  
                     
                    Julie


                    From: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bill Scanlon
                    Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 9:07 AM
                    To: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: [MassBaySailors] Looking for anchorages


                    Hello Julie,
                     
                    First, I highly recommend you purchase the Atlantic Cruising Club’s Guide to New England book & CD combination.  It’s very reasonably priced and it will more than pay for itself for you over the time you’ll be here.
                     
                    Also Julie, you say “ New England ” and working while here ..  Those are broad generalities and a wide geographic area, especially by SAILBoat …
                     
                    Do you have loose itinerary yet? Which months or weeks you hope/plan to be where?
                     
                    When you say “work”, are you saying you will be working remotely from your boat while traveling?  Or will you be seeking temp work at each destination?
                     
                    Anchorages, actually I don’t feel there is a shortage of anchorages in New England or the Boston Harbor/Massachusetts Bay area.  I feel most anywhere you might want to go in New England has anchorage area
                     
                    I don’t recall personally seeing (noticing) many true “live-aboards” in the Boston area.  Live-aboard as in living at anchorages or mooring areas that aren’t associated with a YC or commercial marina.  Julie, I don’t know if that is because it is discouraged by the authorities?  I don’t know of anyone being chassed out of a free anchorage area for staying to along, which you might see along the Florida/south/sun coast where (free) living aboard is more commonly attempted and therefore discouraged.  Or, do we not see (notice) it much around here because it is a challenge to do so.  By challenge in the Boston area I mean 1) a “weather” challenge or 2) A “convenience” challenge.  Weather and convenience challenges as in distance to shore (especially in bad weather) and where to go ashore and be able to park a dinghy for free or inexpensively and be able to shop etc.
                     
                    I do feel there are ample anchorage areas around Boston and most coastal/harbor towns.  You just might have to move around a bit to not draw attention and get chased away, if that does happen.
                     
                    Below I list some links and some info from a few of them.  Make sure you look all the way to the bottom.  Most, if not all, of these links you’ll find within the MassBaySailors links area too.
                     
                    So Julie, again if you can be more specific as to where you hope to be and when we can offer advice directed that way.
                     
                     
                    Bill
                     
                    Notice the $150 SEASONS Pass to Boston Harbor Islands Moorings, there are restrictions to discouraged long-term stays.
                     
                     
                     
                     
                    To insure objectivity, ACC neither solicits nor accepts marina advertising. ACC's Reviewers and Editors select the marinas to be covered in its Guides and there is absolutely no charge to marinas for inclusion.
                    ".will certainly become the bible for.cruisers. Nearly as indispensable as the boat itself,   the entire series of ACC marina guides is exemplary for its completeness and objectivity. "                                             ...Blue Water Sailing
                     
                    ·                                  
                    ·                                  
                    ·                                 Annisquam
                    o                                                        introduction
                    o                                                        navigation
                    o                                                        going ashore
                    ·                                 Blynman Canal
                    o                                                        introduction
                    o                                                        navigation
                    ·                                 Brace Cove
                    o                                                        introduction
                    o                                                        navigation
                    ·                                 Cape Cod Canal
                    o                                                        introduction
                    o                                                        navigation
                    o                                                        regulations
                    ·                                 Cuttyhunk
                    o                                                        introduction
                    o                                                        navigation
                    o                                                        going ashore
                    ·                                 Gloucester
                    o                                                        introduction
                    o                                                        navigation
                    o                                                        going ashore
                    ·                                 Hadley Harbor
                    o                                                        introduction
                    o                                                        navigation
                    o                                                        going ashore
                    ·                                 Magnolia
                    o                                                        introduction
                    o                                                        navigation
                    ·                                 Manchester
                    o                                                        introduction
                    o                                                        navigation
                    o                                                        going ashore
                    ·                                 Marblehead
                    o                                                        introduction
                    o                                                        navigation
                    o                                                        going ashore
                    ·                                 Menemsha
                    o                                                        introduction
                    o                                                        navigation
                    o                                                        going ashore
                    ·                                 Misery Islands
                    o                                                        introduction
                    o                                                        navigation
                    o                                                        going ashore
                    ·                                 Oak Bluffs
                  • Julie Kaynor
                    Henry, great thanks when our plans firm up we ll definitely let you know Julie ... From: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com]
                    Message 9 of 17 , May 18, 2006
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                      Henry, great thanks when our plans firm up we'll definitely let you know

                      Julie

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                      From: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com]
                      On Behalf Of henry
                      Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 8:15 AM
                      To: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: Re: [MassBaySailors] Looking for anchorages

                      Hello Julie,

                      There are plenty here in Narragansett Bay which is on the Rhode
                      Island/Massachusetts border. If you're thinking of popping in here for a day
                      or two on your way up just let me know. I'll direct you to some protected
                      and beautiful anchorages.

                      Henry Krauzyk
                      Sowwanishen
                      T26 #545

                      On Thu, 18 May 2006 07:15:40 -0400, Julie Kaynor 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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                    • Julie Kaynor
                      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
                      Message 10 of 17 , May 18, 2006
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                        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.
                        Ahmet

                        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


                      • We 2 Sail
                        Hello Julie, ... I believe there is a Block Island Wireless access and it is free. I used my laptop there last summer and was pleasantly surprised to get
                        Message 11 of 17 , May 18, 2006
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                          Hello Julie,

                          At 09:32 PM 5/18/2006, you wrote:

                          and need to figure out where our first stop will be - there's no  Verizon Broadband connectivity at Block Island so  it looks like we'll need to be on the mainland .  We have no  set itinerary other than plans to head up to a family

                          I believe there is a Block Island Wireless access and it is free. I used my laptop there last summer and was pleasantly surprised to get connectivity. I am fairly certain I had connectivity from my boat in the harbor (anchorage). And I have Verizon DSL service!

                          After Block Is, what's next? Cuttyhunk (Gosnold, MA) is about 40 miles from Block.  If planning on Cuttyhunk, pay attention to the guides. The inner harbor channel is a bit narrow.  I would suppose you'd becoming in through the western channel. (No fun in the dark!! )

                           
                          We pretty much need to stay  between New York City and Gloucester, MA to get the Internet connectivity  we need and thus be able to work . Does that narrow it down it down a bit?
                           
                          I don't think we'll be staying in any one place long enough to be considered  "live-aboards" (maybe a week or two in any one place at the most) so I'm not too concerned about that.  We would however like to find some places that are conducive to reprovisioning via dinghy, and really any places that are good for anchoring out and dinghying into.  The rest of the time we actually prefer quiet out of the way spots, if  possible.  This will be our first long cruise  up there so we are mainly wanting to actually make the trip up, hang out with family some, and do a little exploring.  We aren't too bothered about the big touristy areas, we know they will be very busy.  Given NOAAs latest hurricane predictions, any info on safe harbors / hurricane holes would also be greatly appreciated. 

                          New Bedford Harbor (New Bedford, MA . south coast just beyond RI) and Salem Harbor (Salem, MA , Just before you get to Gloucester, MA). I used to have a mooring in Salem Harbor before my bride decide she preferred the warmer waters of Buzzards Bay and the environs (warmer caused by the Gulf Stream).

                          I've been in New Bedford Harbor for a couple of years now, so am familiar with much of the area. Ne w Bedford was and still is a commercial fishing town. Very few tourists go there! (Good, no traffic jams like the Cape and Salem) <smile>

                          Bob Early
                          s/y Second Nature

                          btw - here is a couple of websites for wireless availability:

                          http://pcworld.jiwire.com/

                          http://wififreespot.com/





                           
                          Julie


                        • Ahmet
                          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
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                            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
                            Ahmet
                             
                             


                            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.
                            Ahmet

                            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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                            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
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                              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
                              Ahmet
                               
                               


                              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.
                              Ahmet

                              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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                              I used to anchor there all the time w/o any trouble, using a 45# plow w/ chain, which was overkill. Never sat out a blow there tho. The harbor was dredged as a
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                                I used to anchor there all the time w/o any trouble, using a 45# plow w/ chain, which was overkill. Never sat out a blow there tho. The harbor was dredged as a big square and it shoaled up rapidly at the edges. I did anchor carelessly once and found at low tide my anchor was on the flat and I couldn't get to it to haul it out. Had to borrow someone in an outboard to haul my anchor for me. A great place to visit tho.
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                                From: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ahmet
                                Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 8:59 PM
                                To: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com
                                Subject: Re: [MassBaySailors] Looking for anchorages

                                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.
                                Ahmet
                                 
                                ----- Original Message -----
                                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
                                Ahmet
                                 
                                 


                                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.
                                Ahmet

                                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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                              • Ahmet
                                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
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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.
                                  Ahmet
                                   
                                  ----- Original Message -----
                                  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
                                  Ahmet
                                   
                                   


                                  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.
                                  Ahmet

                                  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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                                • Julie Kaynor
                                  Thank you all for your input. Unfortunately after getting our rigging checked out we discovered some work that we needed to get done before we should go
                                  Message 16 of 17 , Jul 10, 2006
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                                    Thank you all for your input.  Unfortunately after getting our rigging checked out we discovered some work that we needed to get done before we should go offshore.  As always one job led to 3 others and we've now run out of time for our trip.  I will save all of your suggestions and we will hopefully get to make the trip next year.  I'll keep you posted and look us up if any of you decide to head down to the Chesapeake
                                     
                                    Thanks
                                    Julie & Mark Kaynor
                                    Deltaville, VA


                                    From: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of We 2 Sail
                                    Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 10:05 PM
                                    To: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com
                                    Subject: RE: [MassBaySailors] Looking for anchorages

                                    Hello Julie,

                                    At 09:32 PM 5/18/2006, you wrote:

                                    and need to figure out where our first stop will be - there's no  Verizon Broadband connectivity at Block Island so  it looks like we'll need to be on the mainland .  We have no  set itinerary other than plans to head up to a family

                                    I believe there is a Block Island Wireless access and it is free. I used my laptop there last summer and was pleasantly surprised to get connectivity. I am fairly certain I had connectivity from my boat in the harbor (anchorage). And I have Verizon DSL service!

                                    After Block Is, what's next? Cuttyhunk (Gosnold, MA) is about 40 miles from Block.  If planning on Cuttyhunk, pay attention to the guides. The inner harbor channel is a bit narrow.  I would suppose you'd becoming in through the western channel. (No fun in the dark!! )


                                    We pretty much need to stay  between New York City and Gloucester, MA to get the Internet connectivity  we need and thus be able to work . Does that narrow it down it down a bit?
                                     
                                    I don't think we'll be staying in any one place long enough to be considered  "live-aboards" (maybe a week or two in any one place at the most) so I'm not too concerned about that.  We would however like to find some places that are conducive to reprovisioning via dinghy, and really any places that are good for anchoring out and dinghying into.  The rest of the time we actually prefer quiet out of the way spots, if  possible.  This will be our first long cruise  up there so we are mainly wanting to actually make the trip up, hang out with family some, and do a little exploring.  We aren't too bothered about the big touristy areas, we know they will be very busy.  Given NOAAs latest hurricane predictions, any info on safe harbors / hurricane holes would also be greatly appreciated. 

                                    New Bedford Harbor (New Bedford, MA . south coast just beyond RI) and Salem Harbor (Salem, MA , Just before you get to Gloucester, MA). I used to have a mooring in Salem Harbor before my bride decide she preferred the warmer waters of Buzzards Bay and the environs (warmer caused by the Gulf Stream).

                                    I've been in New Bedford Harbor for a couple of years now, so am familiar with much of the area. Ne w Bedford was and still is a commercial fishing town. Very few tourists go there! (Good, no traffic jams like the Cape and Salem) <smile>

                                    Bob Early
                                    s/y Second Nature

                                    btw - here is a couple of websites for wireless availability:

                                    http://pcworld.jiwire.com/

                                    http://wififreespot.com/






                                    Julie


                                  • Bill Scanlon
                                    Hello Julie & Mark, We are sorry to hear of your set backs. If I may suggest a winter project of gathering all your accumulated cruising help and compiling it
                                    Message 17 of 17 , Jul 10, 2006
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                                      Hello Julie & Mark,
                                       
                                      We are sorry to hear of your set backs.  If I may suggest a winter project of gathering all your accumulated cruising help and compiling it into a single reference and sharing it with the group next spring ...
                                       
                                       
                                      Hopefully you'll make it up here, by saliboat, in 2007.
                                       
                                      Also, don't forget that New England is great to visit by land too!
                                       
                                       


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