Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast

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This updated and expanded edition of the AMC's classic guide leads adventurous kayakers on more than 45 trips along the magnificant New England coastline. Kayakers of all abilities can explore expansive sand beaches, bird watch in vast marshes, tour solitary estuaries, or challenge their skills along wild shorelines. Each trip description includes a detailed map, NOAA chart and map references, trip distance, caution areas, access points, and more. Whether you're just discovering the joys of sea kayaking or have ...
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This updated and expanded edition of the AMC's classic guide leads adventurous kayakers on more than 45 trips along the magnificant New England coastline. Kayakers of all abilities can explore expansive sand beaches, bird watch in vast marshes, tour solitary estuaries, or challenge their skills along wild shorelines. Each trip description includes a detailed map, NOAA chart and map references, trip distance, caution areas, access points, and more. Whether you're just discovering the joys of sea kayaking or have been exploring the New England coast for years, Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast is a must-have addition to your paddling library.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781878239044
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 12/1/1994
  • Series: Appalachian Mountain Club Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Tamsin Venn has been exploring the coastal waters of New England for more than 20 years. She is a long-time outdoor writer and the editor of Atlantic Coastal Kayaker, a magazine she founded. She lives with her husband and two children in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Locator Map iv
Foreword viii
Preface to the Second Edition xii
Acknowledgments xv
How to Use This Book xvi
Welcome to the World of Sea Kayaking 1
Maine: Down East Paddling 29
1. Cobscook Bay: Cobscook Bay State Park to Seal Island 43
2. Englishman Bay: Roque Bluffs to Halifax Island 49
3. East of Schoodic: Birch Harbor to Roque Bluffs 54
4. Pleasant Bay: Milbridge to Mink Island 62
5. Acadia National Park: Southwest Harbor to Little Cranberry 66
6. Mount Desert: Circumnavigation of Bartlett Island 72
7. Penobscot Bay: Stonington to Harbor Island 77
8. East Penobscot Bay: Little Deer Isle to Pond Island 84
9. Outer Penobscot Bay: Circumnavigation of Vinalhaven from Carver's Harbor 89
10. Muscle Ridge Islands 97
11. Wheeler Bay: Tenants Harbor to Sprucehead Island 101
12. Muscongus Bay: Broad Cove Marine to Friendship via Crow Island 104
13. Fort Popham to Fort Island via Boothbay Harbor 111
14. Knubble Bay: Knubble Bay Camp to Maine Maritime Museum, Bath 118
15. Sebascodegan Island: Bethel Point to Quahog Bay 125
16. Casco Bay: Falmouth Foreside to Jewell Island 130
17. Casco Bay: Portland Harbor around Orrs Island to Strawberry Creek 134
18. York River: Wiggly Bridge to Smelt Brook 141
19. Gerrish and Cutts Islands: Circumnavigations 146
New Hampshire: Historic Waters 151
20. New Castle Island: Circumnavigation 155
21. Isles of Shoals: A Tour of Appledore, Duck, Smuttynose, and Lunging Islands 163
22. Great Bay: Adams Point to Exeter 168
23. Piscataqua and Salmon Falls River: Dover Point to South Berwick 174
Massachusetts: Accessible Remoteness 177
24. Merrimack River: Cashman Park to Amesbury and the Mouth of the Merrimack River 185
25. Plum Island: Circumnavigation 191
26. Ipswich Bay: Circumnavigation of Castle Neck from Pavilion Beach 195
27. Essex River: Circumnavigation of Cross Island 200
28. Cape Ann: Circumnavigation 205
29. Rockport to Thacher Island 211
30. Salem Sound: Devereux Beach to Misery Islands 216
31. Boston Harbor: Hull to Outer Islands 222
32. Wellfleet Harbor: Great Island to Jeremy Point 230
33. Nauset Marsh 234
34. Monomoy: North Island Circumnavigation from Harding Beach 240
35. Osterville Grand Island: Circumnavigation from Prince Cove 246
36. Waquoit Bay: Falmouth Town (White's) Landing to Washburn Island 249
37. Elizabeth Islands: Woods Hole to Cuttyhunk 254
38. Buzzards Bay: North Falmouth to Cape Cod Canal 261
39. Westport River (East Branch): Hix Bridge to Head of Westport 269
Rhode Island: Salt Ponds to Ocean Swells 269
40. Sakonnet River: Sakonnet Point to Tiverton 275
41. West Passage: Fort Getty to Fort Wetherill 279
42. East Passage: Fort Adams to Lands End 284
43. Bristol Harbor to Prudence Island 288
Connecticut: The Inland Sea 275
44. Fishers Island Sound: Mystic Seaport to Stonington 301
45. Lower Connecticut River: Great Island to Old Lyme 307
46. Stony Creek to Thimble Islands 313
47. Norwalk Islands 317
Nature Essays
Salmon Farming 85
Helping Stranded Seals in Midcoast Maine 95
Friendship Sloops 108
Portsmouth Harbor Light 160
The North and South River Watershed 219
Cape Cod Water Trails 236
The Seals of Narrogansett Bay 290
Appendix A. Resources 321
Appendix B. Equipment Checklist 335
Appendix C. Emergency Contacts 337
Appendix D. Beaufort Wind Scale 338
Appendix E. Float Plan 339
Appendix F. Leave No Trace 340
Glossary 341
Bibliography 345
About the Author 349
Get Out & Get Active with the AMC 350
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