Name / Description

Buzzards Bay

Type

Banks, Bays and Sounds

Discoverer

262

Part of / Flows into

Atlantic

Sovereignty

Massachusetts

Additional Notes

Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, 30 mi/48 km long and 5 mi/8 km�10 mi/16 km wide, SE Mass., connected with Cape Cod Bay by the Cape Cod Canal and bounded on the SE by the Elizabeth Isls. Its shores are very irregular. The village of Buzzards Bay (1990 pop. 3,250; 2000 pop. 3,549), seat of Cape Cod Canal administration, is in the town of Bourne on the shore of the bay; 41�46'N 70�37'W.

Related Images

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NOAA 13230 -- Lowest of Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts, is Cuttyhunk, site of Bartholomew Gosnold's first English landing in New England

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Part of Des Barres' Atlantic Neptune collection.