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An October Ghost Story: Mary Celeste

We love a good ghost story, and sometimes real stories are the most frightening of all .... In 1872, Captain Benjamin Briggs (a native of Marion, MA)—along with his wife, two-year-old daughter, and crew of seven—set sail across the Atlantic on the brigantine merchant ship Mary Celeste to deliver a... Continue reading
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Local History: The Battle of Falmouth

(Excerpted from http://wickedyankee.blogspot.com 10/25/11) When you think of the sites of significant battles in the history of our country, you probably don’t generally think of Cape Cod. In fact, for most of the extensive history of warfare in this country, Cape Cod has been spared. Certainly the citizens of Cape... Continue reading
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Mast Up or Mast Down Winter Storage? Our Tips.

Our recommendation: Remove the mast every three years unless circumstances require more frequent mast-down storage. Mast-up storage can save many hours in dismantling and reassembling rigging and electrical wiring. Since mast-up storage is quicker and a lot less work, total annual hauling and storage expenses are usually somewhat less compared... Continue reading
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Tips on Understanding Channel Markers

You probably know “Red Right Return” as a basic rule of navigation, but there are more than a hundred different navigation marker variations in U.S. waterways. Here is a rundown on the most common aids in all navigable waterways except Western rivers. Learn to identify them on the chart and... Continue reading
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Tips on Boating Safely in the Fog

Fog can develop quickly, reducing visibility to just a few yards and leaving you confused about your boat’s position and the obstructions around you.  Limited visibility raises the risk of a collision, so it’s important to adapt to the conditions and take preventive action.  Here are 5 steps to remember... Continue reading