Thursday, March 21, 2013
A tugboat leaked 300 gallons of oil into Cape Cod Canal Thursday after running aground.
The 93-foot tugboat Justice ran aground at around midnight off Wareham in the Cape Cod Canal Thursday, according to the Cape Cod Times. Authorities closed the canal Thursday morning while crews worked to cleanup the spill. Officials are now evaluating environmental concerns, including wildlife such as shorebirds. So far no oiled birds have been reported. The Staten Island based Reinauer Transportation Cos. owns the tugboat and is working with Coast Guard officials as well as an environmental company to cleanup the spill.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
When it comes to Cape Cod Canal fishing, there are a few things you really ought to know before casting a line. Get these tips down pat, and you will put yourself in a good position to catch a big striped bass.
Cape Cod Canal fishing is one of the most challenging and rewarding types of fishing along the entire East Coast of the United States. Few locations on earth offer the shore bound angler a better chance at hooking a bass in the 40 pound range. This man-made land cut has produced spectacular fishing the past few seasons. Fishing the Cape Cod Canal during the spring run of big striped bass has been just as impressive, if not more impressive than the famed autumn migration. If this past spring is anything like the spring of 2013, impressive schools of trophy size striped bass should enter the canal starting in May. Timing is Everything The canal will support a population of striped bass from May through October. But to really cash in on …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Strong tides and a relentless current help make the Cape Cod Canal a magnet for all sorts of marine life. If you are looking to catch a big striped bass, then it can pay to understand how tides work at the "Big Ditch."
The Cape Cod Canal has some of the strongest tides on all of Cape Cod. Average speeds can reach 4 knots, with much stronger currents developing during Nor' Easters and big storms. The strong current is the result of differences in water table levels between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzard’s Bay. If the water level is lower in Buzzard’s Bay, then the Canal’s current will move westward. If the water level is lower in Cape Cod Bay, then the Canal’s current will move eastward. When both levels are equal, the current in the Canal will be slack. Having a firm understanding of the tides will help you locate more stripers, fish areas with more efficiency and ultimately catch a lot more fish at the Cape Cod Canal. The West (ebb) Tide An outgoing tide or…
Monday, August 27, 2012
State Police said it was a Wareham man who fell off the Bourne Bridge at 9:25 am.
Massachusetts State Police recovered a body of a 41-year-old Wareham man from the Cape Cod Canal. The US Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard assisted in the recovery of the body. The body was transported to Tobey Hospital in Wareham, where ER personnel worked on him and pronounced him dead at 10:18 am, according to police. The initial investigation and examination revealed no obvious signs of fatal trauma beyond that sustained from entering the water, police said. A witness came to the State Police Barracks in Bourne to report that a man was scaling the fence on the Bourne Bridge. As a dispatcher began sending patrols to the bridge, callers to the barracks reported that a man had just jumped from the bridge. A subsequent investigation…
Massachusetts State Police announced they recovered the body of a man who apparently jumped or fell from the Bourne bridge.
A man fell or jumped from the Bourne Bridge around 9:25 am this morning, Massachusetts State Police announced in a statement. US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Coast Guard joined the State Police. The investigation is ongoing.