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Oil Tanker In The Cape Cod Canal – Slideshow

Great Eastern Frieighter in the Cape Cod Canal
Written by Brian Tarcy

BOURNE – While driving alongside the Cape Cod Canal, we saw a big puff of smoke rising from the canal. It sparked our curiosity.

When we pulled into the parking lot below the Bourne Bridge, we exited our car and began walking east. That’s when we saw the Great Eastern, a tanker flying under the flag of the Marshall Islands.

A quick bit of research led us to discover the vessel was built in 2005, and is classified as a chemical/oil products tanker.

When we checked the website Vessel Finder, we found this update: “The current position of GREAT EASTERN is at US East Coast (coordinates 41.40426 N / 71.10481 W) reported 2 hours ago by AIS. The vessel is en route to CAPE COD CANAL, sailing at a speed of 14.1 knots and expected to arrive there on Dec 29, 16:30.”

It came from Saint John, Canada, via Boston.

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About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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