Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
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In the Boston/North Shore/Cape area. In no particular order:
Scituate: Town Dock for short tie-ups or mooring for cheap overnight. With mooring comes launch service and free showers/bathroom at GC/Harbormaster Office. Grocery store, restaurants, liquor store, all within 5-10 min walk. This may favorite port in MA
Provincetown: Lot of places right off of city pier (5 mi or less). I think Flyers is mooring service/launch.
Plymouth (haven't been to): Lot's of places right from dock. Takes a long time to get into Plymouth Harbor from open water due to shallows.
Boston: (Inner Harbor): Everything is walkable, even from Constitution Marina.
Salem: Everything is walkable.
Marblehead: Busy on w/e, but if you get a spot on the short-term tie-up dock near the Habrormaster/The Landing Restaurant- Grocery store is less than 5 min away.
Rockport: Very popular/Small port. Not many open spots for visitors, unless you anchor on the other side of the jetty. If inside the harbor, launch service and everything is walkable.
Newburyport: Long city dock, great location to town, everything is walkable. Bad thing is Newburyport is 3 miles up the Merrimac River, which can be a problem if bad weather at the mouth.
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