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Thachers Island, Rockport: the best overnight deal in town. You can camp there for $5.00 per night.
But sometimes the advection fog moves in here fast and thick.
Here’s a video shot of launching a sea kayak from the island as the fog crept in from the northeast.
Here’s a quiz for all you locals out there in GMG land.
Can you read the navigation codes for the south lighthouse at Thachers Island off Rockport, the lighthouse at Eastern Point, and the light at the end of the Dogbar at the entrance to outer Gloucester Habor?
Here are the codes, taken from the images below:
1. Thacher’s Island south light: FL R 5s 166ft 17m
2. Eastern Point lighthouse: FL 5s 57ft 20M
3. Dogbar light and horn: Oc R 4s 45ft 6M
First reader to give the correct answers gets to accompany Joey "Baitmaker" Ciaramitaro on his next trip out of town to chop up yet another counterfeit lobster roll maker into tuna chum.
(By the way, you can download NOAA’s printable pdf navatigation chart of Rockport and Gloucester inshore waters for $2.75 at NOAA 13279)
This one may take awhile to find.
Only the dedicated Readers of GMG could on such a beautiful Sunday.
Lost in the weeds. August 15, 2010 10:45am
Thanks To Deb Clarke, I’m officially addicted to sniffing Sharpies!