Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Essex, MA
Essex Bay and Essex River are about midway between Ipswich and Annisquam Harbor Lights. The entrance is through a shifting bar over which, with local knowledge, 5 feet can usually be carried. With onshore winds on an ebb tide, a heavy chop builds up and during heavy weather the bar is often impassable. Caution is always indicated, especially for smaller boats.
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What Tide Is Best For Fishing?
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By Andy Whitcomb Just because it has been called “Old Man River,” the Mississippi River is not just reserved for senior citizens. Well over 2000 miles long and flowing from Minnesota to Louisiana, there are some Mississippi river boating opportunities for everyone. Mississippi National River and Recreation Area via Wikimedia… SEE MORE
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