No Mans Land
All my life I have been fascinated by No Mans Land, the island just south of Martha's Vineyard. Looking at any chart, there is a bright pink box, and it is marked restricted area. I know that it was used for target practice during WWII, and that it is supposed to be peppered with vintage ordinance.
Today, after I installed OpenCPN, I was again drawn to look at the chart for the area, and the pink box. It is clearly marked Danger Zone 344.70 (see Note A). Note A says, essentially, look in the Navigation Regulations. Since I'm on my laptop, I checked it out. Here is what the Code of Federal Regulations say;
Obviously there is a typo here; " The vessel or person shall..." should read "No vessel or person shall..." However, does this mean that anyone can go there from May 1 to the end of October?:confused:
Have any of you been to No Mans Land?
The island, properly "Nomans Land" but charted as "No Man's Land" and the surounding area was a bombing range from 1943 to 1996 and is believed to have rather a lot of unexploded ordinance. For more see Nomans Land (Massachusetts) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Re: No Mans Land
I'm planning a June cruise, and it could take me by Nomans Land (the ORIGINAL Martha's Vineyard, before they changed its name). I gotta get some time outside "the line," so that I can upgrade my ticket to "Near Coastal." (see this thread)
Again, I'm wondering if I can go inside the "Danger Zone" surrounding Nomans Land in June... Does anyone here know?
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