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The View Of Boats From Rock 14 On The Jetty At Falmouth Harbor – Slideshow

Falmouth Harbor Boat Show
Written by Brian Tarcy


FALMOUTH – The fourteenth rock from the end of the jetty at the mouth of Falmouth Harbor is a flat, comfortable spot and a great place to watch boats. The terminology we prefer is boat watching.

Even before we settled in, we couldn’t help but notice someone’s very large yacht anchored offshore about halfway between Falmouth and Martha’s Vineyard. Other boat traffic went in and out of the harbor, and then by the big boat to offer a perspective of size.

We reached one easy determination: boat traffic on Cape Cod, especially in August, is much more interesting than motor vehicle traffic.

Afterwards, inspired, we went to the The Boathouse, a restaurant on Falmouth Harbor that is as nice as its name. There, we watched a boat put in the water by a boat lift, which is like a really big fork lift with enough weight in its back end, according Sam the bartender, to carry a 41-foot boat.

Here is a video of the boat lift in action:

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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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Brian is a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan with a long-running NFL predictions/political satire column connecting weekly world events to the fate of his favorite team, now at

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