Introduction

gaff rigged sailboat
Geoff Rand
Looking across Cuttyhunk Pond from the mooring area.

Visiting Cuttyhunk presents the classic paradox of travel to all remote and uncommercial places: how to appreciate them without undermining the very qualities you came to admire. Gosnold (the municipal name) is a working island town whose residents, both year-round and summer, have chosen to live just outside the patterns of mainland life.

It's a choice that's familiar to any sailor who has spent hours beating upwind or drifting in calm rather than turn on the engine.

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