moored sloop
Geoff Rand

Just south of Wings Neck, Red Brook is, for cruising sailboats, the closest significant harbor to the Canal on the east shore of Buzzards Bay. It's the best naturally protected of the Bay's large harbors, and home port to a sizable fleet of mostly recreational boats.

For the visitor bound through the Canal in either direction, Red Brook is a convenient 4 miles from the Hog Island Channel and it features two large, accomplished facilities for sailors and a potentially quiet anchorage.

The harbor's placid shorelines and quirky, down-the-rabbit-hole entrance make it worth a visit, especially if your schedule allows for time to get off the boat and explore the area by dinghy or on foot.

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