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Building a boat is a lot like raising a child. You do the best job you can with the tools you have, and if you work diligently, everything works out… Cape Cod juts out in the North Atlantic Ocean about 30 miles. So, boats played a big role in everything that people have done on Cape Cod throughout history. Boat building has been important to the Cape economically and it’s also a source of pride. The craftsman draw upon proven designs and proven techniques from their own boating experiences and incorporate that into the boats that are built on Cape Cod today. Boats built on Cape Cod are unique. They’re hand-crafted and they have a soul. Cape Cod has along tradition of boat building. Come to the Cape and you visit places like the Cape Cod Maritime Museum and our local boat builders. ...
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"Seafood Throwdown" Competition between 2 renowned Cape Cod Chefs/ Executive Executive Chef Ben Porter of the Belfry Inne & Bistro - Sandwich, MA belfryinn.com and Executive Chef Daniel Kenney of Red's at Sea Crest Beach Hotel-North Falmouth, Massachusetts/Cape Cod. Both Chefs were given the opportunity to select local produce in combination with a "mystery" SCUP fish and prepare a Judge's Choice appertizer or entree. "Seafood Throwdowns" are presented by the Northeast Atlantic Marine Alliance , a regional fisheries advocacy group. Judges for this event were Daniel McKierman, Deputy Director of the Mass. Div. of Marine Fisheries / Gwenn Friss, Food Editor Cape Cod Times / Ernie Eldrege, local Chatham fisherman. capecodmaritimemuseum.org
Cape Cod is a geographic cape and peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean in the easternmost part of the state of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. Its historic, maritime character and ample beaches attract heavy tourism during the summer months. Cape Cod stretches from Provincetown in the northeast to Woods Hole in the southwest. Cape Cod, as defined by the Cape Cod Commission's enabling legislation, comprises Barnstable County. The Cape Cod Canal cuts 17.5 miles (28.2 km) roughly across the base of the peninsula, though the western boundary of the cape extends to include small portions of the towns of Bourne and Sandwich which lie on the mainland side of the canal. Two road bridges cross the Cape Cod Canal: the Sagamore Bridge and the Bourne Bridge. In addition, t...
The Cape Cod Canal Structure - Mega Structure. The town of Sandwich, Massachusetts lies near the canal's north entrance, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy near its south. A swift running current changes direction every six hours and can reach 5.2 miles (8.4 km) per hour during the receding ebb tide. The waterway is maintained by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and has no toll fees. It is spanned by the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge and two highway bridges—the Bourne and the Sagamore. Traffic lights at either end govern the approach of vessels over 65 feet (19.8 m). Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Cod_Canal
Experience kayaking, shellfishing, sailing, whale watching, lobstering and more in this outstanding program for Scouts, Venture Crews, and non-Scout teen groups. Visit https://www.scoutscapecod.org/camp/summer-programs/cape-cod-maritime-adventure-treks.html for more information.
On today's CapeCast: We rock out on the Cape's best jetties, those heaping hunks of stone that tame the ocean and cry out to be conquered!
On its way home 2/23/2013
Town of Barnstable Arts and Culture Coordinator Melissa Chartrand spent time with Bob Lister, "Bob the Boat Builder!" who will teach kids how to build their own boat this fall at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis.