Frisky Cruising Adventures

Sailing our new Maverick catamaran from Cape Town South Africa to the US East Coast

14 July 2018 | Kennebunkport ME
09 July 2018 | Massachusetts
06 July 2018 | Boston
30 June 2018 | Massachusetts
22 June 2018 | Fall River Massachusetts
20 June 2018 | Narragansett Bay
08 June 2018 | Connectictu
31 May 2018 | New York City
29 May 2018 | New York City
12 May 2018 | Gulf Stream North
08 May 2018 | Florida
07 May 2018 | East Coast USA
06 May 2018 | Bahamas
30 April 2018 | Nassau Bahamas
25 April 2018 | Bahamas
23 April 2018 | Exuma Land and Sea Park

Transiting the Cape Cod Canal

30 June 2018 | Massachusetts
Linda
After visiting Cuttyhunk Island, we stayed overnight at Onset marina waiting for the best current to transit the Cape Cod Canal. Large cargo ships transit this 14 mile long canal to avoid the long ocean passage around the "elbow" of Cape Cod. So the bridges are all more than sufficiently high for our mast to clear -- thankfully.
Just like transiting the East River in Manhattan, the current in the Canal ran about 4 knots. There is speed limit of 10 MPH,which is about 8 knots --- so even just motoring with enough RPMs to keep steerage, we were speeding through the Canal at 10 knots. Luckily, we didn't get a speeding ticket!
On the Cape Cod sound, we went into Plymouth Harbor where the pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Several surprises at Plymouth:
1. The Pilgrims intended to go to Virginia but got off course and winter was setting in so they actually made land fall near Providence out on Cape Cod. They spent the next month exploring the bay looking for a good place with fresh water to settle, and finally settled on Plymouth about a month later.
2. The harbor at Plymouth is full of sand shoals and very shallow so they had to land in small boats. In fact, the current channel is about 5 miles of a twisting dredged channel.
3. While the Pilgrims sought religious freedom, they were not particularly tolerant of others.
After touring Plymouth's museum, we walked to the Rock which is now surrounded by a fence and monument (evidently folks had been chipping off pieces of the Rock in the past)
Our next harbor stop was the little town of Scituate which provided good moorings, and easier entrance than Plymouth and was much less touristy.
Next stop: Boston
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Vessel Name: Frisky
Vessel Make/Model: Maverick 400 Catamaran
Hailing Port: Ventura California
Extra: Sailing our NEW Maverick catamaran from Cape Town South Africa across the southern Atlantic, crossing the equator into the Caribbean and the East Coast USA
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