Between Long Island Sound and the elbow of Cape Cod lies a richly varied cruising ground. A Cruising Guide to Narragansett Bay and the South Coast of Massachusetts is the definitive cruising guide to these waters. Its coverage extends to the headwaters of Narragansett Bay and miles offshore to the solitude of Block Island and Nantucket. Longtime area boaters Lynda and Patrick Childress and Tink Martin take you on a personal tour with all you need for a day, a weekend, or several weeks of cruising. They provide essential information on weather, tides, currents, and pilotage, as well as the availability of moorings and the closest place to pick up provisions. The unique harbor rating system shows at a glance what each anchorage offers in facilities, protection, beauty, and interest. Maps and charts help negotiate tricky channels or find that hidden marina. When you've dropped anchor and are sitting back in the cockpit after a day's cruising, the guide continues to inform you, pointing out places to go for food and entertainment, where to find hiking trails, picnic and fishing spots, wildlife sanctuaries, museums, and more. In addition, the authors give cruisers the historical context in which to view the passing scenery, and they impart a deep affection for the region's unique character.Joshua Slocum retired to Marthaa#39;s Vineyard after his solo round-the-world sail in the late 1800s. ... added to the small Cape saltbox a wing in the style of Robert Louis Stevensona#39;s house in Samoa, and the curving roof, thought to be a reminder of a Japanese temple. ... You may want to get in line for the Black Dog Tavern, legendary for casual dining on the waterfront. ... In years gone by, this area was the source of hunting and trapping wealth, until the mink and fox were virtually extinct.
|Title||:||A Cruising Guide to Narragansett Bay and the South Coast of Massachusetts: Including Buzzard's Bay, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island|
|Author||:||Patrick Childress, Tink Martin, Lynda Childress|
|Publisher||:||International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press - 1995-10-01|