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Cape Cod Canal

Walking over the Bourne Bridge, looking South. The Cape Cod Canal is seven miles long and took five years to build (1909-1914) (Thanks Wikipedia!) For ships leaving the Port of Boston and heading south to New York, it cut off about 62 miles compared to traveling all the way around the outer Cape. During World War I and II merchant ships used the canal to avoid U Boats off the coast of the Cape…

The bridge in the distance is the Bourne Railroad Bridge.

You can see the gray, low hanging clouds in this photo. Severe thunderstorms were predicted and I considered not walking at all today. I’m glad I did. The rain stayed just to the west and the canal was like the border of the north- moving green blob on the radar. Central Mass got pounded, I hear, but this part of the Cape got just the occasonal drizzle. Whew!

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