Originally Posted by Cormorant
For Casco Bay, the South Portland
is excellent. $10 to launch, and no charge for leaving your car and trailer . . . even for weeks. You do start out right in busy Portland
harbor, but it's manageable, and plenty interesting.
Monstads -- did you ever find a launch spot in Rhode Island
that allowed overnight car/trailer parking? I've been hoping to find one for Block Island trips. Last year I used the Barn Island launch ramp
in Stonington, CT, which was fine, but I'm always on the lookout for more. Another great one is Wellfleet on the Cape.
Thank you for the tip on the South Portland launch. Is it the one on Bug Light Park? I've been thinking of checking it out to see if they allow parking. In Rhode Island
, we used the ramp in North Kingston, close to Wickford (http://goo.gl/maps/PhXBP
). Someone said it used to be sketchy leaving your truck there overnight, but that it was safer now. Not sure what that's about, but we didn't have any issues. We only went as far as Jamestown due to cold and windy weather
late in the season, but Block Island should be doable from there.
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