Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts: From Newburyport to Buzzard's Bay

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From the rocky shores of Newburyport, to the southern waters of Nantucket Sound, Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts details more than 40 ideal sea kayaking trips. Perfect for the novice and intermediate paddler, this guide contains all the information needed to explore the shores, tidal rivers, and offshore islands the state has to offer. Special features include: Coastal conservation, access rights, and environmentalism; Local outfitters and resources, including guides, kayak clubs, and paddling associations; ...

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Overview

From the rocky shores of Newburyport, to the southern waters of Nantucket Sound, Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts details more than 40 ideal sea kayaking trips. Perfect for the novice and intermediate paddler, this guide contains all the information needed to explore the shores, tidal rivers, and offshore islands the state has to offer. Special features include: Coastal conservation, access rights, and environmentalism; Local outfitters and resources, including guides, kayak clubs, and paddling associations; Tidal information; Campground recommendations; Information on essential skills, safety, gear, and navigation. (6 x 9, 360 pages, b&w photos, maps)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878239846
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,386,435
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Legend ix
Locator Maps x
Trip Highlights xii
Acknowledgments xvi
Introduction xviii
I. Your Kayak and Essential Gear 1
Selecting a Kayak 1
The Different Types of Sea Kayaks 2
Kayak Design 101 6
The Importance of Materials 8
Kayak Features 9
Test Paddling 11
Essential Gear 12
II. Kayak Safety: Trip Preparation and Ocean Hazards 25
Instruction and Practice 25
Paddling in Wind 27
Paddling in Waves 31
Understanding Tides 32
Using Marine Charts 37
Ocean Traffic Hazards 40
Hypothermia 41
Cold Shock 46
III. Coastal Access in Massachusetts 47
Understanding Your Rights 47
Finding Access to the Coast 48
Working for Greater Access 50
IV. Environmentally Sound Kayaking 53
The Massachusetts Coastal Environment 53
Kayakers as Environmental Stewards 57
V. Kayaking Trips: Newburyport to Ipswich
1. Pavilion Beach to Plum Island Sound, Ipswich 60
2. Rowley River and Salt Marsh, Rowley 69
3. Pavilion Beach to Essex Bay, Ipswich/Essex (Circumnavigation of Castle Neck) 75
4. Essex River to Hog (Choate) Island, Essex 81
5. Lower Ipswich River, Ipswich 88
Cape Ann and the North Shore
6. Annisquam River Exploration, Gloucester 92
7. Annisquam River to Lanes Cove and Crane Beach, Gloucester 99
8. Rockport to Thatcher and Milk Islands 104
9. Gloucester Harbor 111
10. Manchester Harbor to Great Misery Island 122
11. Salem Sound (Salem and Beverly Harbors) 128
12. Marblehead Harbor, Brown's Island, and Marblehead Neck 135
13. Great Misery Island from Marblehead Harbor 141
Boston Harbor
14. Winthrop Harbor and Belle Isle Marsh 145
15. Charles River and Boston Waterfront, Cambridge/Boston 150
16. Boston Harbor--Outer Islands 160
17. Boston Harbor--Inner Islands 168
18. Boston Harbor from City Point 177
19. Hingham Harbor and Bumpkin and Grape Islands 184
The South Shore
20. North River--Hanover to Scituate Harbor 190
21. North River to Cove Brook, Marshfield 197
22. South River, Marshfield 199
23. Cohasset Harbor 204
24. Duxbury Bay and Back River 209
25. Plymouth Harbor 214
Cape Cod Bay
26. Barnstable Harbor and Great Marsh of West Barnstable 221
27. Pamet Harbor and West Pamet River, Truro 226
28. East Pamet River, Truro 230
29. Wellfleet Harbor and Lieutenant Island 233
30. Wellfleet Harbor and Great Island 237
31. Provincetown Harbor 242
Nantucket Sound and Environs
32. Nauset Marsh, Eastham 248
33. Pleasant Bay and Little Pleasant Bay, Orleans 255
34. Monomoy Islands, Chatham 260
35. Herring River, West Harwich 270
36. Grand Island Circumnavigation, Osterville/Cotuit 274
37. Washburn Island and Waquoit Bay, Falmouth 279
Buzzards Bay
38. Marion Harbor and Bird Island, Marion 286
39. West Island and Little Bay, Fairhaven 291
40. Slocums River, Dartmouth 296
41. East Branch of the Westport River, Westport 303
42. West Branch of the Westport River, Westport 310
Appendices
A. Resources for Sea Kayakers 314
B. Using Marine Charts 322
C. Checklist of Essentials 326
Glossary of Sea-Kayaking Terms 327
Bibliography 330
Index 331
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