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post #4 of Old 05-30-2011
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It's about 50 nm from Salem/Marblehead to the Cape Cod Canal. If you can make good 5 knots, it should take about 10 hours to get there, another 1-1/2 hours through the canal, and then however long to get from the canal exit to your Buzzards Bay destination.

I just made a trip from Marblehead to Newport two weeks ago, leaving MBHD about 9:30, or about 10 hours before the current change in canal. We had SE winds going S so it took us about 12 hours or so to get to the canal--arriving there still within the window of favorable current. We kept going through the night to get to Newport, arriving there about 7:30 the next morning.

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