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Cape Cod Canal

Hello All,

I will be going through the canal from Cape Cod Bay to Buzzards Bay around the beginning of September. I read in one website that the flood tide runs from Buzzard Bay to Cape Cod bay but another link showed just the opposite.

If I'm heading from Cape Cod Bay and heading WEST to Buzzard's Bay, do I want to go through at low tide and be pushed by the flood?

Thanks for your clarification.

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Oh that's very funny

What does Eldridge say?

You DO want to ride of course. EBB flows 250° I think.
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The EBB tide/current is westerly so if you arrive at the East/North end of the canal at high tide, you will have the current with you as you head west/south. Here are the tide/current table for this year:
http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/recrea...n/Tide2007.pdf
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Its worth consulting Eldridge, it makes a difference of 30 min. vs. 2+ hours.
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Also, try to avoid a day with a strong SW wind... if you have a strong SW wind, you can have a lot fun with standing waves and such at the entrance to Buzzards Bay.
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JoeS...why should he buy Eldridge for $13 bucks when he can print out the same info for free from my link?
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Well, Eldridge's or Reed's East Coast cover a lot more than just the canal.
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Geez...he just asked for canal data not the east coast!
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I was just pointing out the difference between the PDF file and Eldridge's/Reed's.
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