Trip to Hull Gut

Spank me if I didn’t get out on the water today!

Launching point

Is Bumpkin Island closed? Notice the yellow tape at the end of the gangway. Odd?

In 2008, Peddocks Island was used for filming scenes in Martin Scorsese‘s Shutter Island. Ferry service and camping resumed for Peddocks Island on July 8, 2011.

That RORO ship is two miles behind Gallops Island. That’s a big ship.

Civil War fort, prison for Vice President of the Confederacy, and inspiration for Edger Allan Poe’s story “Cask of Armadillo”.

United States Coast Guard Station Pemberton Point. And a seagull.

Three hour paddle, beautiful day. Thank you God.

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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2 Responses to Trip to Hull Gut

  1. Jim says:

    Afternoon. I was wondering if you offer any knowlegde regarding understanding tides from the West Elm Street drop in for the North River. Yesterday we “discovered” this location and went for a little short trip to explore we went on at low tide as you had to walk in spots not making it as enjoyable as could have been. My question is how do you figure out when a good high tide begins there and when the tide turns back in the other direction to have an easier paddle on the way back. If this is something not interested in no problem. Regards. Jim


    • I have a link to Tide Charts that include Damon’s Point in Marshfield on the right-hand side of the Home Page. From Damon’s Point as you go up river the tide starts to run later than that reference point.
      By the time you are at the Old Washington Street bridge, add 2.5 to 2.75 hours. At West Elm (or Indian Head Drive) the time difference can be three hours. However, that far up the river the rise of the river from tidal effects is greatly lessened. That launching point also depends on the fresh water flowing down from Luddams Ford. When dry the level of the water at the launching ramp can be lower by several inches.
      I avoid the hour before and just after dead low tide with special attention to observing how much water is flowing over the dam at Luddams.
      Do you know about the Pembroke Town Landing off Brick Klin Lane?

      Pembroke Town Landing



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