This postcard shows the aerial view of Cape Cod Canal in Cape Cod, MA. The Cape Cod Canal is a man-made waterway traversing the narrow neck of land that anchors Cape Cod to mainland Massachusetts. The Cape Cod Cana is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The Canal provides a unique, closeup view of ocean going ships and tugs underway as they utilize the canal route between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay. Cruise lines, cargo ships and jumbo car carriers can be seen from the Canal banks.

Aerial view of Cape Cod Canal

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The Cape Cod Canal joins Cape Cod Bay (northeast) with the waters of Buzzards Bay (southwest) and traverses the narrow isthmus of Cape Cod. The canal is 17.5 miles long, including its dredged approaches. It has a width of 500 feet and a minimum depth of 30 feet. There are no locks, but there are considerable tidal movements.

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Aerial view of Cape Cod Canal

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