+1 on both of these. The Cruising Guide is out of date for things that change (restaurants, marina phone
numbers, etc.), but still a great resource for harbors, anchorages
, conditions. Use Active Captain
and/or one of the more current
guides as a complementary resource.
Eldredge's (and a tide and current
app) are critical up this way. Tidal ranges and associated currents are very different from the Chesapeake. Traveling from the tip of Long Island
to the Cape Cod Canal is a piece of cake if you time your currents well and a slog if you don't. Once you get north of the Canal you'll see 6-9 foot ranges which impact where you can go and how fast you get there.