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Touring New England was blessed to be invited by Steven's Brother and sister- in law to go camping for 4 days on Scusset beach in Massachusetts on Sept 16-19 2018, we both had a great time walking the Cape Cod Canal and seeing the great sea birds and other wildlife that call the sea their home.

we explored the Sagamore Hill Historic site  at Scusset Beach  and learned some history of the area. Our last day Friday was a scary wake up . the wind outside the teat reached 40 mph and nearly tock us for ride across the campground while inside our tent. 


BUT IT WAS A BLAST  AND WE HAD FUN!!



About the Cape Cod Canal and its history

The Cape Cod Canal is an artificial waterway in the U.S. state of Massachusetts connecting Cape Cod Bay in the north to Buzzards Bay in the south, and is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The approximately seven-mile-long (11 km) canal traverses the narrow neck of land joining Cape Cod to the state's mainland.  Most of its length follows tidal rivers widened to 480 feet (150 m) and deepened to 32 feet (9.8 m) at mean low water, shaving 135 miles (217 km) off the journey around the Cape for its approximately 14,000 annual users.[2]

 

Most of the canal is located in Bourne, Massachusetts, but its northeastern terminus is in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Scusset Beach State Reservation 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 per hour (8.4 km/h)  during the receding ebb tide. The waterway is maintained by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and has no toll fees.[3] It is spanned by the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge, the Bourne Bridge, and the Sagamore Bridge

Traffic lights at either end govern the approach of vessels over 65 feet (20 m). 

The canal is occasionally used by whales and dolphins,[4] including endangered North Atlantic right whales; these can cause closure of the canal



******* During this visit we visited the following locations *********


1) ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CAPE COD CANAL VISITOR CENTER

2) Cape Cod Canal/Herring Run Canal

3) Sagamore Hill Historic site  at Scusset Beach 

4)A Video Tour of Scusset Beach Campgrounds

5) Scusset Beach swimming area

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OUR THANK YOU GO TO THE FOLLOWING


1) MANY THANK YOU GO TO MY BROTHER and Sister-in -Law FOR MAKING THIS TRIP POSSIBLE

2) The Staff at ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CAPE COD CANAL VISITOR CENTER

3) OUR Viewers  and Our Website Visitors

Modern Marvels S11E26 Cape Cod Canal

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Check out this great video the history of the Cape Cod Canal and it building

Adventure To SCUSSET Beach 2018- First Day

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Steven setting up his new tent at Scussett beach campground.

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Scusset Campground Tour

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ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CAPE COD CANAL VISITOR CENTER

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ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CAPE COD CANAL VISITOR CENTER

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Scusset Beach Campground, Cape Cod 2018

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Steve at the Cape Cod Canal/Herring Run Canal October 2018

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Herring Run Video

Mike and steven Visit the Bourne, Massausetts Hurring Run in Out 2018


Steven exploring the Jetty near Scusset Beach.

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Fishermen Trying Their Luck.

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Ocean Waves Along the Cape Cod Canal at Scusset Beach 2018

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Sagamore Hill Historic site Info

  December 7th 1941 brought the US into WWII. Before the end of December, Scusset was taken over by the Department of War and Battery C of the 241st coastal artillery battalion moved into the area to establish gun emplacements for the defense of the canal. Soldiers were housed temporarily at the Hoxie School up the road until a camp could be built. At its peak, 250 men served on Sagamore Hill. The Artillery site was shut down in April 1945 as the war drew to a close.  The war department turned the canal and land back over to the Corps of Engineers in November 1945.   


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Sagamore Hill Historic Site at Scusset Beach October 2018

Steve and Mike Walking the Historic Trail October 2018

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Last Day Camping at SCUSSET Beach 2018

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