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Figure 1. Provincetown Harbor, MA
Not to be used for navigation. Use NOAA
Chart# 13249, 13246 and 13267.
Fleet communications will be on VHF Ch. 16 and
Plan on meeting in the anchorage of Provincetown
Harbor in the afternoon on Saturday, August 13th
where Cruise Captains Cathy Monaghan and Bruce Halley
will be waiting aboard their Cape Dory 32 Realization
for your arrival. Anchor just outside the mooring field
southwest of the breakwater or reserve a mooring from the Provincetown
Marina (508-487-0571, VHF Ch. 9) or
Provincetown Mooring Services (VHF
If you are the first boat to get to Provincetown, please hail
Cathy Monaghan aboard Realization (VHF Ch. 16/68)
and let her know that you’re there and where – please
provide GPS coordinates if possible. We want to make sure that
all of the boats end up in the same place or as close to each
other as possible.
Entering Provincetown Harbor is easy as the harbor is wide
and deep. If you're coming from the outside, give Race Point
a wide berth. From any direction your first mark will then be
Fl G 4s BELL G"1" south of Wood End.
Head for Q G BELL G"3" east of Long
Point, leaving it to port before heading into the harbor. The
breakwater is approximately 26.1 nm from the entrance to Plymouth
Bay, approximately 21.3 nm from QG BELL G"3" at the
entrance to the Cape Cod Canal, and 27 nm from the Wellfleet
breakwater light Fl R 2.5s 16ft 5M "14".
Use tide tables for Boston. High tide in Provincetown is 16
minutes later and low tide is 18 minutes later. Mean tidal range
is about 9 feet.
In the evening we'll all gather on one of the boats for cocktails.
So bring one or two snack items to share with the rest of the
group in the anchorage and the fixin's for your favorite beverage.
Then it's potluck for dinner. No, we don't throw everything
into one pot and whatever comes out is dinner (unless you want
to). But whatever you bring it’s what we'll have.
Sunday morning, let's get together again for
a potluck breakfast before departing. And, if you're sticking
around for the Cape Cod
Loop Cruise, you've got the entire day to explore colorful