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  • Type of destination: National Marine Sanctuary
  • Location of destination: USA - Massachusetts
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The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary was designated for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which was its long history of human use and its high natural productivity.
The sanctuary sits astride the historic shipping routes and fishing grounds for numerous ports around Massachusetts. These ports have been centers of maritime activity in New England for hundreds of years. Historic uses of the sanctuary are evidenced by the remains of historic shipwrecks on the seafloor.
The Sanctuary has gained...
The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary was designated for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which was its long history of human use and its high natural productivity.
The sanctuary sits astride the historic shipping routes and fishing grounds for numerous ports around Massachusetts. These ports have been centers of maritime activity in New England for hundreds of years. Historic uses of the sanctuary are evidenced by the remains of historic shipwrecks on the seafloor.
The Sanctuary has gained fame as a world-class whale watching destination. It can also claim the distinction of being an exciting location for bird watching,   boating,   diving and recreational fishing.
Start your Stellwagen Bank adventure at one of the visitor centers:
(1) MacMillan Wharf   (more information)
(2) New England Aquarium or visit our yourtripto-go page
(3) Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center   (more information)
(4) Scituate Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum   (more information)
(5) Cape Cod National Seashore Province Lands Visitor Center   (more information) or visit our yourtripto-go page
(6) Cape Cod Museum of Natural History   (more information)
(7) Woods Hole Aquarium   (more information)
This is the official Park Map by the National Marine Sanctuary.
The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary was designated for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which was its long history of human use and its high natural productivity.
The sanctuary sits astride the historic shipping routes and fishing grounds for numerous ports around Massachusetts. These ports have been centers of maritime activity in New England for hundreds of years. Historic uses of the sanctuary are evidenced by the remains of historic shipwrecks on the seafloor.
The Sanctuary has gained...

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