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NH AMC Sea Kayak Gerrish Island Circumnavigation

Date and Time

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 11:00AM - 3:00PM

Location

Fort Foster Memorial Park, Pocahontas Rd, Kittery Point, ME,
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast,
ME

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.

Overview

Gerrish Island Circumnavigation Pocahontas Rd, Kittery Point, ME, June 10, 11:00 AM Beach Launch Fort Foster Memorial Park, Advanced intermediate (Level 2+ conditions/current/wind/waves) paddle around Gerrish Island at the mouth of the Piscataquis River in Kittery, ME. This scenic trip will initiate from Pier Beach at Fort Foster Memorial Park (Parking Fee). We will depart as close to 11 AM as possible. Please try to be at the Fort Foster gate when it opens at 10 AM in order to catch the tide out to Brave Boat harbor and insure that we have enough water to navigate the estuary and Chauncey Creek on the back side of Gerrish. Points of interest in addition to the Fort is Wood Island the home of the first Life Saving Training Station in the US. The water in Maine in June is still very cold. Wet/Dry suits are recommended. To do this trip you should be in good physical condition, have a min. 14 1/2 ft sea kayak with bulkheads or floatation, PFD and spray skirt and possess good self/assisted rescue skills. AMC Registration required. No AMC fee but there is a parking fee at the Fort. Note: Contact Leader for AMC trip registration and launch/itinerary information at http://www.outdoors.org/ OR register via NH AMC Paddlers Meetup Website at https://www.meetup.com/NH-AMC-Paddlers/ Fort Point Tides Low 6:39 0.1 ft, Launch 11:00 6.0 ft, High 12:54 8.4 ft You do not have to be an AMC member to paddle with us but all participants will be required to sign the AMC waiver and we do encourage you to join. All Meetup registrations will be wait listed pending leader approval. Here's my position on Paddling Capability Levels: Novice Sea Kayak Paddler = Rec boat paddler comfortable paddling lakes and estuaries Dist. <5 Mi. Advanced Novice Sea Kayak Paddler = Rec boat paddler comfortable paddling near shore with a spray skirt/wet exit Dist. < 8 mi Wind <10 kts Intermediate Paddler = 14 ft SK with bulkheads/wet exit, self/assisted rescue skill, Dist. <12 Mi. Wind <15 Kts Waves <3 comfortable <1 Mi. Offshore Advanced Intermediate = 15 ft SK with bulkheads, advanced self and assisted rescue skills, Dist. <15 Mi., Waves <4 Ft., Wind >15 kts comfortable < 2 Mi. Offshore Advanced Paddler 16 ft SK with bulkheads, advanced self and assisted rescue skills in conditions, Dist. Greater than 5 Mi., Waves Greater than 4 Ft., Wind >15 kts comfortable >2 Mi. Offshore

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

On the way to Eagle Island

Activity

Paddling - Sea Kayaking

Offered By

New Hampshire

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




AMC Sea Kayak Leader, Licensed Maine Guide, ACA Instructor, WFR/WEMT