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Current Station Locations and Ranges


MASSACHUSETTS COAST

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
Merrimack River entrance-42° 49.1'70° 48.6'--2.2 285--1.4 105
Newburyport, Merrimack River-42° 48.8'70° 52.1'--1.5 288--1.4 098
Plum Island Sound entrance-42° 42.3'70° 47.3'--1.6 316--1.5 184
Annisquam Harbor Light-42° 40.1'70° 41.1'--1.0 200--1.3 013
Gloucester Harbor entrance-42° 34.9'70° 40.5'--0.3 340--0.3 195
Blynman Canal ent., Gloucester Harbor-42° 36.6'70° 40.4'--3.0 310--3.3 130
Marblehead Channel-42° 30'70° 49'--0.4 285--0.4 105
Nahant, 1.8 n.mi. NE of East Point1042° 26.00'70° 52.02'--0.7 2520.12910.7 144
. . . do.4542° 26.00'70° 52.02'--0.3 250--0.2 070
. . . do.8042° 26.00'70° 52.02'0.13290.2 238--0.2 077
Nahant, 0.4 n.mi. east of East Point1542° 25.23'70° 53.63'0.21180.5 205--0.6 045
. . . do.2542° 25.23'70° 53.63'0.11020.4 1980.12820.5 027
Nahant, 1 n.mi. SE of East Point4542° 23.83'70° 51.17'--0.3 253--0.3 074
. . . do.7042° 23.83'70° 51.17'--0.2 261--0.2 090
Pea Island, 0.4 n.mi. southeast of1542° 24.63'70° 54.13'--0.5 2390.11610.5 063
. . . do.2542° 24.63'70° 54.13'--0.5 224--0.4 048
. . . do.6542° 24.63'70° 54.13'0.13320.4 271--0.3 035
Bass Point, 1.2 n.mi. southeast of1042° 24.12'70° 55.07'0.13510.7 259--0.7 066
. . . do.4542° 24.12'70° 55.07'--0.4 251--0.3 086
. . . do.6042° 24.12'70° 55.07'--0.3 250--0.2 091
Little Nahant Cupola, 0.6 n.mi. west of1042° 25.87'70° 56.83'--0.4 0330.11370.5 219
Sand Point, Black Marsh Channel1042° 26.58'70° 56.52'--0.5 013--0.5 203
Lynn Harbor1042° 27.27'70° 56.78'--0.3 274--0.2 090
Point of Pines, 0.5 n.mi. south of642° 25.97'70° 57.53'--0.5 009--0.6 198
Point of Pines, 0.1 n.mi. northeast of642° 26.52'70° 57.62'--0.9 296--1.2 131
Finns Ledge Bell, 0.2 n.mi. west of1042° 22.17'70° 55.42'--0.6 2260.22950.8 035
. . . do.2542° 22.17'70° 55.42'--0.3 229--0.5 033
Winthrop Head, 1.1 n.mi. east of1042° 21.93'70° 56.52'0.31030.5 2050.22970.4 019
Lovell Island, 1.3 n.mi. north of1042° 21.30'70° 55.90'0.21120.9 1960.23001.2 033
. . . do.2542° 21.30'70° 55.90'0.21020.7 1970.11350.7 033

BOSTON HARBOR APPROACHES

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
The Graves, 0.3 n.mi. SSE of1042° 21.60'70° 52.00'0.31710.6 2270.11350.6 103
. . . do.4542° 21.60'70° 52.00'0.11860.4 262--0.5 085
. . . do.6042° 21.60'70° 52.00'--0.3 252--0.4 070
Thieves Ledge4542° 19.28'70° 50.28'0.10300.2 304--0.3 128
Little Brewster Island, 1.5 n.mi. E of1042° 19.68'70° 51.43'0.40280.6 2850.63371.2 080
. . . do.3542° 19.68'70° 51.43'--0.3 2360.22120.5 076
. . . do.6042° 19.68'70° 51.43'0.22650.3 225--0.2 047
Hypocrite Channel1042° 20.95'70° 53.63'0.13450.9 2620.13511.0 070
Little Calf Island, 0.4 n.mi. NW of1042° 21.05'70° 54.00'--0.5 2200.12900.7 048
Boston Light, 0.2 n.mi. south of1042° 19.52'70° 53.40'0.12031.0 267--1.4 100
Point Allerton, 0.8 n.mi. NNW of1042° 19.28'70° 53.25'--1.1 2700.10051.4 086
. . . do.2542° 19.28'70° 53.25'--1.0 257--1.0 090
Point Allerton, 0.5 n.mi. NNW of1042° 19.05'70° 53.10'--1.0 280--1.3 079
. . . do.2542° 19.05'70° 53.10'--0.9 262--0.9 080
Point Allerton, 0.4 n.mi. northwest of1042° 18.88'70° 53.23'--0.7 2650.23530.8 080
Calf Island, 0.4 n.mi. west of1042° 20.33'70° 54.38'--0.6 198--0.6 037
. . . do.2542° 20.33'70° 54.38'--0.5 203--0.3 052
. . . do.4542° 20.33'70° 54.38'--0.4 209--0.3 020
Aldridge Ledge, 0.2 n.mi. north of1042° 20.97'70° 54.80'0.31390.9 2300.13261.2 061
. . . do.2542° 20.97'70° 54.80'--0.7 223--0.7 042
Black Rock Channel1042° 19.73'70° 54.93'0.13250.6 2470.21220.9 046
Deer Island Light, 0.4 n.mi. NW of3542° 20.58'70° 55.70'--0.2 307--0.6 116
Lovell Island, 0.4 n.mi. north of1042° 20.45'70° 55.80'0.13301.2 2590.13371.2 064
. . . do.2542° 20.45'70° 55.80'--1.2 264--0.9 074
Deer Island, 0.7 n.mi. ESE of1042° 20.65'70° 56.30'--1.3 220--1.4 048
. . . do.3542° 20.65'70° 56.30'--1.1 221--0.9 048
Deer Island Light, 0.8 n.mi. ESE of1042° 20.22'70° 56.28'0.21380.9 233--0.9 066
Deer Island Light, 0.4 n.mi. east of1042° 20.45'70° 56.77'0.33190.9 2400.21381.0 057
. . . do.3542° 20.45'70° 56.77'--1.1 264--0.8 053
Deer Island Light, 0.7 n.mi. ESE of3542° 20.25'70° 56.38'0.13121.0 233--0.6 062

BOSTON HARBOR-PRESIDENT ROADS

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
BOSTON HARBOR (Deer Island Light)1042° 20.27'70° 57.37'--1.1 2540.31841.2 111
Deer Island Light, 0.3 n.mi. SSE of1042° 20.12'70° 57.42'--1.4 2650.41991.0 082
. . . do.3542° 20.12'70° 57.42'--1.4 261--1.0 090
Deer Island Light, 0.4 n.mi. SSE of1042° 19.97'70° 57.42'--1.5 2650.21781.2 073
. . . do.2542° 19.97'70° 57.42'--1.4 269--1.0 081
Deer Island, southwest of1042° 20.63'70° 57.78'--0.4 3510.30650.6 137
Long Island Head, 0.9 n.mi. NW of1042° 20.40'70° 58.43'0.11750.6 302--0.6 103
. . . do.3542° 20.40'70° 58.43'--0.4 304--0.4 079
Deer Island Flats1042° 20.83'70° 58.65'--0.4 3270.40490.5 107
Snake Island, southwest of1042° 21.77'70° 59.22'--0.4 312--0.5 134
Deer Island Light, 1.0 n.mi. WSW of1042° 19.97'70° 58.43'--1.3 254--0.8 086
. . . do.3542° 19.97'70° 58.43'--1.2 273--0.4 082
Spectacle I. and Long I., between1042° 19.35'70° 58.45'--0.5 2170.41210.6 038
Spectacle Island, 0.2 n.mi. south of1042° 18.98'70° 59.15'0.13490.5 2440.11800.4 098
Spectacle Island, 0.3 n.mi. north of1042° 19.95'70° 59.13'--1.2 2710.23590.9 081
. . . do.3542° 19.95'70° 59.13'--0.8 280--0.6 086
Spectacle Island, 0.7 n.mi. north of1042° 20.10'70° 59.27'--0.9 2800.20000.8 082
. . . do.2542° 20.10'70° 59.27'--0.7 2870.10070.6 086
Spectacle Island, 0.1 n.mi. north of1042° 19.83'70° 59.27'--1.1 277--0.8 080
. . . do.2542° 19.83'70° 59.27'--0.9 280--0.6 081
Spectacle I. and Thompson I., between1042° 19.25'70° 59.57'0.22270.2 3060.20450.4 127
Thompson Island, 0.7 n.mi. NNE of1042° 19.97'70° 59.90'--0.8 2810.20030.6 086
. . . do.3542° 19.97'70° 59.90'--0.5 277--0.3 091
Fort Independence, 0.3 n.mi. east of1042° 20.33'71° 00.22'--0.6 3030.20610.6 125
Fort Independence, 0.4 n.mi. NW of1042° 20.63'71° 00.40'--0.4 2880.10060.6 113
South Boston, Pier 4, 0.2 n.mi. NNE of1042° 21.13'71° 01.85'--0.3 299--0.3 118
. . . do.2542° 21.13'71° 01.85'--0.4 030--0.2 120
Charles River1042° 22.18'71° 03.38'Current Weak and Variable
East Boston, Pier 10, southeast of1042° 22.55'71° 02.80'--0.2 017--0.4 194
. . . do.2542° 22.55'71° 02.80'--0.3 030--0.2 193
Chelsea River, west of bascule bridge1042° 23.07'71° 02.53'--0.2 048--0.2 240
Chelsea River, below bascule bridge1042° 23.03'71° 01.70'--0.2 088--0.3 272
Mystic River Bridge, 0.1 n.mi. west of1042° 23.15'71° 03.02'--0.1 267--0.1 093
Mystic River Bridge, northwest of1042° 23.15'71° 02.95'--0.1 300--0.1 098
City Point, 0.8 n.mi. SSE of1042° 19.22'71° 00.88'--0.6 2480.11700.6 069
Squantum Point, 0.8 n.mi. northeast of1042° 18.63'71° 01.70'--0.4 216--0.5 036
Squantum Point, 0.4 n.mi. NNE of1042° 18.38'71° 02.23'--0.4 266--0.5 091
Neponset River1042° 18.25'71° 02.58'--0.4 218--0.4 025

BOSTON HARBOR-NANTASKET ROADS

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
Lovell Island, 0.1 n.mi. south of1042° 19.40'70° 55.48'0.22050.7 2750.21691.0 092
. . . do.2442° 19.40'70° 55.48'--0.7 294--0.9 095
Georges Island, northeast of1042° 19.37'70° 55.53'0.21910.7 2790.21830.8 100
Georges Island, north of2542° 19.42'70° 55.67'--0.8 298--0.9 112
Gallops Island, 0.2 n.mi. SSE of1042° 19.38'70° 55.93'--1.1 243--1.0 062
Gallops Island, 0.1 n.mi. southeast of1042° 19.45'70° 55.90'--0.9 2250.21301.0 063
. . . do.3542° 19.45'70° 55.90'--0.9 255--0.9 052
Gallops Island, The Narrows2042° 19.62'70° 56.03'--0.5 135--0.2 262
Lovell Island, The Narrows1042° 19.67'70° 56.03'0.21720.6 128--0.5 293
Lovell Island, west of1042° 19.72'70° 55.97'0.22320.4 134--1.2 299
. . . do.2442° 19.72'70° 55.97'--0.4 136--1.2 313
Georges Island, 0.5 n.mi. ESE of1042° 19.17'70° 54.97'0.21651.0 244--1.2 065
Georges Island, 0.4 n.mi. east of1042° 19.12'70° 54.97'0.31801.0 248--1.1 057
Georges Island, 0.5 n.mi. southeast of1042° 18.62'70° 55.00'0.21321.2 2430.21511.5 070
. . . do.2542° 18.62'70° 55.00'--1.1 247--1.4 078
Georges Island, 0.3 n.mi. SSE of1042° 18.78'70° 55.55'0.11591.1 2340.41261.2 069
. . . do.3542° 18.78'70° 55.55'--1.0 2370.23460.8 073
Georges Island, 0.4 n.mi. SSE of1042° 18.67'70° 55.53'0.21451.3 2360.31610.9 046
. . . do.3542° 18.67'70° 55.53'--1.2 2400.13471.0 065
Nubble Channel1042° 19.73'70° 56.93'0.12820.8 1870.21390.8 006
Hull Gut1042° 18.20'70° 55.60'0.10731.2 163--1.8 350
. . . do.2542° 18.20'70° 55.60'0.10731.3 153--2.0 354
Peddocks Island, 0.2 n.mi. north of1042° 18.32'70° 56.00'--1.0 246--0.7 257
. . . do.2542° 18.32'70° 56.00'0.13371.0 2550.11780.6 060
Peddocks Island, 0.3 n.mi. northwest of1042° 18.40'70° 56.13'--1.1 245--1.0 060
. . . do.2542° 18.40'70° 56.13'0.23421.0 250--0.6 055
. . . do.4042° 18.40'70° 56.13'--1.0 261--0.5 060
Rainsford I. and Windmill Pt., between1042° 18.52'70° 56.32'--0.8 2510.31681.0 056
. . . do.2542° 18.52'70° 56.32'--0.8 2560.23290.5 053
Gallops Island, 0.5 n.mi. southwest of1042° 19.13'70° 56.82'0.21650.6 2380.32040.7 074
. . . do.2542° 19.13'70° 56.82'--0.5 237--0.4 072
Rainsford Island, 0.2 n.mi. NE of1042° 18.90'70° 56.95'--0.6 2390.11430.5 084
. . . do.2042° 18.90'70° 56.95'--0.5 237--0.3 086
Rainsford Island, 0.4 n.mi. SE of1042° 18.50'70° 56.62'--0.6 2250.21270.8 055
Long I. and Rainsford I., between1042° 18.70'70° 57.78'--0.7 226--0.9 049
. . . do.2542° 18.70'70° 57.78'--0.6 2290.13220.8 033
West Head, Peddocks I., 0.1 n.mi. W of1042° 17.45'70° 57.22'--1.1 208--0.9 018
. . . do.3042° 17.45'70° 57.22'--0.9 198--0.6 038
Sunken Ledge, 0.2 n.mi. northwest of1042° 17.87'70° 57.87'0.33040.4 2230.13070.7 016
. . . do.2042° 17.87'70° 57.87'0.22990.3 2360.23350.5 030
West Head, Long I., 0.4 n.mi. south of1042° 18.32'70° 58.28'--0.7 231--0.6 060
. . . do.2042° 18.32'70° 58.28'--0.5 231--0.5 043
Moon Head, 0.4 n.mi. east of1042° 18.38'70° 58.73'0.33100.3 259--0.4 080
West Head, 0.2 n.mi. southwest of1042° 17.15'70° 57.18'--1.4 167--1.4 322
Nut Island, 0.4 n.mi. NNE of1042° 17.08'70° 57.22'0.22231.3 158--1.4 312
. . . do.2042° 17.08'70° 57.22'0.12201.2 155--1.4 321
Nut Island, 0.2 n.mi. NNE of1042° 16.98'70° 57.32'0.12451.2 146--1.2 309
. . . do.2042° 16.98'70° 57.32'0.12161.0 131--1.0 303
Peddocks Island, west of1042° 17.23'70° 57.92'0.23050.5 187--0.4 358
Moon Head, 0.9 n.mi. southeast of1042° 17.50'70° 58.93'0.23140.3 2270.21120.3 033
Squantum, 0.3 n.mi. southeast of842° 17.40'71° 00.10'Current Weak and Variable

BOSTON HARBOR-HINGHAM BAY

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
Weir River entrance1042° 16.53'70° 52.83'--0.7 076--0.8 272
Strawberry Hill, 0.4 n.mi. west of642° 17.40'70° 53.60'Current Weak and Variable
Crow Point, 0.2 n.mi. north of1042° 15.97'70° 53.70'--0.3 146--0.3 319
Bumkin Island, 0.1 n.mi. west of1042° 16.85'70° 54.37'--0.6 1660.22410.8 320
. . . do.2042° 16.85'70° 54.37'0.12480.5 1610.12740.6 316
Windmill Point, 0.7 n.mi. SSE of1042° 17.55'70° 54.97'--1.1 1280.40830.4 350
. . . do.2542° 17.55'70° 54.97'--1.0 1360.10150.2 315
Bumkin Island, 0.4 n.mi. west of1042° 16.83'70° 54.75'--0.5 1950.22630.3 303
Sheep Island, 0.3 n.mi. west of1042° 16.87'70° 55.98'0.22451.0 0750.33280.4 305
. . . do.2542° 16.87'70° 55.98'0.21500.8 082--0.3 300
Grape Island and Lower Neck, between1042° 15.87'70° 55.50'--0.7 094--0.9 281
Grape Island1042° 16.08'70° 55.88'--0.4 203--0.4 345
Pig Rock, north of1042° 16.93'70° 56.45'--0.7 078--1.0 290
. . . do.2542° 16.93'70° 56.45'--0.6 0820.10190.8 293
Pig Rock, northwest of2042° 16.88'70° 56.55'--1.0 085--0.8 283
Stodders Neck, Weymouth Back River1042° 15.20'70° 55.65'--0.5 268--0.3 093
Gull Point, 0.4 n.mi. ESE of1042° 15.18'70° 56.82'--0.4 229--0.4 069
. . . do.2542° 15.18'70° 56.82'--0.4 235--0.2 042
Kings Cove, off1042° 14.83'70° 57.65'--0.3 2420.10140.4 063
Germantown Point2042° 14.78'70° 57.88'--0.3 269--0.4 070
Pine Point, southeast of1042° 14.28'70° 58.08'--0.2 149--0.1 303
Philip Head, Town River Bay1042° 15.00'70° 58.22'--0.4 289--0.3 095

CAPE COD BAY

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
Race Point, 7 miles north of-42° 11'70° 16'--1.5 290--1.5 - -
Race Point, 1 mile northwest of-42° 5'70° 15'--1.0 226--0.9 061
Provincetown Harbor-42° 3'70° 10'--0.6 315--0.4 135
Wellfleet Harbor-41° 54'70° 3'--0.7 020--0.5 200
Barnstable Harbor-41° 43.6'70° 16.4'--1.2 192--1.4 004
Sandwich Harbor41° 46'70° 29'Current Weak and Variable
Sagamore Beach41° 48'70° 31'Current Weak and Variable
Ellisville Harbor, 1 mile east of-41° 51'70° 30'--0.3 200--0.3 020
Manomet Point-41° 56'70° 32'--1.1 155--0.9 010
Gurnet Point, 1 mile east of-42° 0'70° 35'--1.4 250--1.0 - -
Plymouth Harbor-41° 58'70° 39'--0.5 245--0.4 010
Farnham Rock, 1 mile east of-42° 6'70° 35'--1.1 180--0.9 010

MASSACHUSETTS COAST-cont.

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
Old Man Shoal, Nantucket Shoals-41° 13.6'69° 59.0'--1.9 080--1.6 225
Miacomet Pond, 3.0 miles SSE of-41° 11.4'70° 05.8'--1.3 080--1.4 280
Tuckernuck Island, 4.2 miles SSW of-41° 13.57'70° 16.90'--0.5 090--1.0 280

NANTUCKET SOUND ENTRANCE

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
Pollock Rip Channel, east end-41° 33.9'69° 55.4'--2.0 053--1.8 212
POLLOCK RIP CHANNEL (Butler Hole)-41° 33'69° 59'--2.0 037--1.8 226

NANTUCKET SOUND

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
Monomoy Pt., channel 0.2 mile west of-41° 33.0'70° 01.3'--1.7 170--2.0 346
Chatham Roads41° 38.6'70° 01.7'Current Weak and Variable
Stage Harbor, west of Morris Island-41° 39.4'69° 58.5'--0.5 335--1.0 144
Dennis Port, 2.2 miles south of-41° 37.0'70° 06.9'0.11380.3 0770.10520.3 269
Monomoy Point, 6 miles west of-41° 33.5'70° 09.0'0.11940.5 0900.12560.5 275
Handkerchief Lighted Whistle Buoy H-41° 29.3'70° 04.0'--1.3 080--1.3 251
Halfmoon Shoal, 1.9 miles northeast of-41° 29.05'70° 11.55'--0.8 110--0.6 265
Halfmoon Shoal, 3.5 miles east of-41° 28.1'70° 09.2'--1.1 088--1.0 295
Great Point, 0.5 mile west of-41° 23.6'70° 03.7'--1.1 029--1.2 195
Great Point, 3 miles west of-41° 23.4'70° 06.8'--0.8 066--0.8 248
Tuckernuck Shoal, off east end-41° 24.3'70° 10.4'0.30000.9 1130.31860.9 287
Nantucket Harbor entrance channel-41° 18.4'70° 06.0'--1.2 171--1.5 350
Eel Pt., Nantucket I. 2.5 miles NE of-41° 19.3'70° 10.2'--0.6 094--0.4 284
Muskeget I., channel 1 mile northeast of-41° 21.0'70° 17.1'--1.1 108--1.5 295
Muskeget Rock, 1.3 miles southwest of-41° 19.2'70° 23.6'--1.3 024--1.0 192
Muskeget Channel-41° 20.9'70° 25.2'--3.8 021--3.3 200
Wasque Point, 2.0 miles southwest of-41° 19.90'70° 29.25'--1.3 075--1.2 280
Long Shoal-Norton Shoal, between-41° 24.50'70° 20.00'--1.4 100--1.1 260
Cape Poge Lt., 1.7 miles SSE of-41° 24.0'70° 25.6'--1.6 025--1.3 215
Cross Rip Channel-41° 26.9'70° 17.5'--1.3 091--0.9 272
Cape Poge Lt., 3.2 miles northeast of-41° 27.5'70° 24.0'--1.6 095--1.2 300
Broken Ground-Horseshoe Shoal, between-41° 33.0'70° 17.1'0.20001.1 1070.12240.9 276
Point Gammon, 1.2 miles south of-41° 35.3'70° 15.4'--1.1 105--1.0 260
Hyannis Harbor, entrance off breakwater41° 37.4'70° 17.5'Current Weak and Variable
Lewis Bay entrance channel-41° 37.9'70° 16.4'--0.9 004--1.3 184
Cotuit Bay entrance (Bluff Point)-41° 36.6'70° 25.8'--0.5 035--0.7 218
Wreck Shoal-Eldridge Shoal, between-41° 32.0'70° 25.7'--1.7 062--1.4 245
Hedge Fence Lighted Gong Buoy 22-41° 28.3'70° 29.0'--1.4 108--1.2 268
Cape Poge Light, 1.4 miles west of-41° 25.45'70° 29.00'--0.3 095--0.2 250
Edgartown, Inner Harbor-41° 23.4'70° 30.5'--1.1 075--1.1 270
Katama Pt., 0.6 mi. NNW of, Katama Bay-41° 21.9'70° 30.3'--0.6 325--0.5 180
East Chop-Squash Meadow, between-41° 27.9'70° 32.2'--1.4 131--1.8 329
East Chop, 1 mile north of-41° 29.1'70° 33.5'--2.2 116--2.2 297
Vineyard Haven41° 28.1'70° 35.2'Current Weak and Variable
West Chop, 0.8 mile north of-41° 29.6'70° 35.7'--3.1 096--3.0 282
Hedge Fence-L Hommedieu Shoal, between-41° 30.3'70° 32.2'--2.1 106--2.2 276
Waquoit Bay entrance-41° 32.9'70° 31.8'--1.5 348--1.4 203
L Hommedieu Shoal, north of west end-41° 31.6'70° 34.6'--2.3 080--2.3 268
Nobska Point, 1.8 miles east of-41° 31.1'70° 37.1'--2.3 063--1.7 240

VINEYARD SOUND

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
West Chop, 0.2 mile west of-41° 29.0'70° 36.6'--2.7 059--1.4 241
Nobska Point, 1 mile southeast of-41° 30.1'70° 38.6'--2.6 071--2.4 259
Norton Point, 0.5 mile north of-41° 28.1'70° 39.9'--3.4 050--2.4 240
Tarpaulin Cove, 1.5 miles east of-41° 28.3'70° 43.5'--1.9 055--2.3 232
Robinsons Hole, 1.2 miles southeast of-41° 26.1'70° 46.8'--1.9 060--2.1 240
Gay Head, 3 miles northeast of-41° 23.1'70° 47.0'--0.9 081--1.3 238
Gay Head, 3 miles north of-41° 24.1'70° 51.2'--1.1 074--1.2 255
Gay Head, 1.5 miles northwest of-41° 21.8'70° 51.8'--2.0 012--2.0 249

VINEYARD SOUND-BUZZARDS BAY

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
Woods Hole
     Juniper Point5d41° 30.95'70° 40.30'0.10741.6 1650.12471.2 331
     . . . do.15d41° 30.95'70° 40.30'0.10761.6 1660.12471.2 333
     . . . do.29d41° 30.95'70° 40.30'--1.6 1690.12491.1 333
WOODS HOLE, THE STRAIT14d41° 31.16'70° 40.97'--2.2 0790.13542.9 267
     . . . do.5d41° 31.16'70° 40.97'--3.4 0770.13503.4 261
     . . . do.21d41° 31.16'70° 40.97'--0.7 096--2.4 274
     North end4d41° 31.38'70° 41.58'0.12771.2 195--1.3 004
     . . . do.17d41° 31.38'70° 41.58'0.12830.9 197--1.1 013
Robinsons Hole, Nashuon Point4d41° 26.98'70° 48.40'--3.0 151--2.9 332
. . . do.14d41° 26.98'70° 48.40'--2.8 153--2.9 330
. . . do.24d41° 26.98'70° 48.40'--2.4 157--2.6 329
Quicks Hole
     South end-41° 26.3'70° 50.5'--1.9 140--2.0 300
     Middle7d41° 26.56'70° 50.89'0.12422.3 1570.22441.8 327
     . . . do.17d41° 26.56'70° 50.89'0.12442.1 1560.12431.7 329
     . . . do.40d41° 26.56'70° 50.89'--1.6 153--1.2 336
     North end-41° 27.1'70° 51.0'--2.0 165--2.6 002
Canapitsit Channel4d41° 25.45'70° 54.47'--1.7 131--1.6 312

BUZZARDS BAY

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
Westport River entrance-41° 30.5'71° 05.3'--2.2 290--2.5 108
Ribbon Reef-Sow & Pigs Reef, between-41° 25.3'70° 58.2'--0.8 062--1.2 237
Penikese Island, 0.8 mile northwest of-41° 27.9'70° 56.2'--1.2 050--1.1 254
Penikese Island, 0.2 mile south of-41° 26.6'70° 55.5'--0.7 093--0.9 287
Gull I. and Nashawena I., between-41° 26.2'70° 54.2'--0.9 091--1.1 247
Weepecket Island, south of-41° 30.4'70° 44.3'--0.8 069--0.6 255
Quamquisset Harbor entrance41° 32.4'70° 39.8'Current Weak and Variable
West Falmouth Harbor entrance41° 36.5'70° 39.3'Current Weak and Variable
Dumpling Rocks, 0.2 mile southeast of-41° 32.0'70° 55.1'--0.8 066--1.1 190
Apponaganset Bay41° 35'70° 57'Current Weak and Variable
Clarks Cove41° 36'70° 55'Current Weak and Variable
New Bedford Hurricane Barrier4d41° 37.39'70° 54.31'--0.3 320--1.2 134
. . . do.14d41° 37.39'70° 54.31'--0.4 319--1.0 134
. . . do.24d41° 37.39'70° 54.31'--0.4 318--0.8 134
West Island and Long Island, between41° 35.6'70° 50.4'Current Weak and Variable
West Island, 1 mile Southeast of4d41° 33.94'70° 48.66'0.11390.6 0720.21490.9 225
. . . do.15d41° 33.94'70° 48.66'0.11470.6 0690.11520.7 233
. . . do.27d41° 33.94'70° 48.66'--0.4 066--0.4 243
Nasketucket Bay41° 37.1'70° 50.2'Current Weak and Variable
Mattapoisett Harbor41° 38'70° 47'Current Weak and Variable

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
Cleveland Ledge8d41° 37.93'70° 41.81'--0.4 037--0.4 212
. . . do.15d41° 37.93'70° 41.81'--0.4 041--0.4 213
. . . do.34d41° 37.93'70° 41.81'--0.3 033--0.3 217
Megansett Harbor41° 38.8'70° 39.2'Current Weak and Variable
Abiels ledge3d41° 41.38'70° 40.25'0.21551.3 0690.11591.8 236
. . . do.15d41° 41.38'70° 40.25'--1.3 0630.11551.7 235
. . . do.31d41° 41.38'70° 40.25'--1.0 0590.13261.4 235
Sippican Harbor41° 41'70° 44'Current Weak and Variable
Wareham River, off Long Beach Point-41° 44.0'70° 43.0'--0.6 022--0.6 202
Wareham River, off Barneys Point-41° 44.7'70° 42.4'--0.7 010--0.6 185
Hog Neck2d41° 43.43'70° 38.36'--3.4 0350.21233.0 210
. . . do.15d41° 43.43'70° 38.36'--3.2 0380.21222.9 209
. . . do.28d41° 43.43'70° 38.36'--2.6 0380.21202.4 208

CAPE COD CANAL

Average Speed and Direction
Min Before
Flood
Flood Min Before
Ebb
Ebb
Station Depth Latitude Longitude Spd Dir Spd Dir Spd Dir Ebb Dir
CAPE COD CANAL, railroad bridge-41° 44.5'70° 36.8'--4.0 070--4.5 250
Bourne Highway bridge-41° 45'70° 35'--3.3 065--4.0 245
Bournedale13d41° 45.99'70° 34.02'--3.2 037--3.7 219
. . . do.30d41° 45.99'70° 34.02'--2.9 037--3.5 217
. . . do.46d41° 45.99'70° 34.02'--2.4 037--2.9 214
Sagamore Bridge6d41° 46.57'70° 32.60'--3.6 077--3.7 260
. . . do.26d41° 46.57'70° 32.60'--3.1 079--3.2 259
. . . do.42d41° 46.57'70° 32.60'0.11692.7 082--2.8 256
Cape Cod Canal, east end8d41° 46.53'70° 29.96'--3.4 053--3.3 233
. . . do.15d41° 46.53'70° 29.96'--3.3 053--3.3 232
. . . do.34d41° 46.53'70° 29.96'--2.0 048--2.7 231

Revised: 10/15/2013
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